Engineering alum receives NELA award for achievements in human resources industry

Dan George, BS’05, MBA’14, founder and CEO of Piper Key, has received the 2020 Nashville Emerging Leader Award in the human resources category. The Nashville Area Chamber and YP Nashville present the NELAs to recognize young professionals across 14 industries for significant accomplishments in their chosen fields and their contributions to the community. Winners were announced Aug. 6, 2021, at the 14th annual awards event.

Dan George

George is a Vanderbilt engineering science graduate with more than 15 years of experience in strategic workforce planning and people analytics, guiding Fortune 100 businesses and startups to better manage their workforces. George began his consulting career at Accenture. After earning an MBA at Vanderbilt, he built and led Bridgestone’s people analytics practice. At Piper Key, a data and analytics consulting firm, George is focused on delivering workforce optimization services to HR and finance teams.

George is chair of the Nashville Technology Council’s Analytics Summit and leads the planning team of the national 1,000+ person conference each September. He also writes, speaks and hosts discussions on the latest technology and trends. George is an adjunct professor at the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management where he teaches a data science course.

Contact: Brenda Ellis, 615 343-6314