J. DAN McCARTHY
Rotary Club of Beckley, West Virginia, USA
A native of Auburn Hills, Michigan, Dan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Oakland University and a Master’s in Business Management from the Naval Postgraduate School. He also holds a Presidential Honorary Degree from West Virginia University
Professionally Dan completed a 38-year career as a logistician in the United States Navy and retired from military service as the head of logistics for the U.S. Navy in the Pentagon. He went on to head a successful business and leadership consulting business during which he taught in the Executive Education programs of three major universities.
A lifelong Scout leader, Dan came to West Virginia in 2012 when he was asked to oversee the final construction and opening of the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Retiring from this position in 2017, Dan and his wife Carol have made West Virginia their home where he remains involved in Scouting, in support of economic development in the State,as a Board member of the West Virginia Humanities Council, and as an Advisory Council member in support of the business school of West Virginia University.
Dan first joined Rotary in 1992 in Athens, Georgia. He became a member of the Rotary Club of Beckley when he arrived in West Virginia and served as its President from 2019-2020. Dan is a member of the Fellowships of Motorcycling Rotarians and International Scouting Rotarians as well as the Rotary Action Group for Peace. He is a Paul Harris SocietyMember and a Polio Plus Society Member.
Dan and his wife, Carol, are Rotary Foundation Major Donors and Bequest Society Members. They have three sons, all Eagle Scouts, and one granddaughter, a Cub Scout.