In honor of Veterans Month, the Department of History invites you to join us for part three of an alumni speaker and conversation series highlighting the experiences of alumni veteran Daniel Lewis.
Daniel Lewis relocated to Central Florida after nine years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He received his bachelor's from the University of Maryland University College in 2005 and took executive classes at Harvard University before obtaining his master's from the University of Central Florida’s history program in 2010, where his thesis work on Thomas Jefferson and the execution of the United States Indian policy became a published book in 2011.
Lewis went on to receive his law degree from Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida, where he graduated cum laude. Lewis has published in the finance, history and law sectors and taught American history at UCF and Seminole State College. He is an ardent philanthropist, active legal reformer, and environmental supporter for the Central Florida area. After interning for the State Attorney’s Office, 9th Judicial Circuit, and at a large corporation where he assisted in-house counsel on various employment, financial and business requirement matters for Fortune 500 companies, he incorporated his own private practice.
In his current practice in Sanford, Lewis has embraced the community through charity work and continual involvement in local civic organizations, including holding a position on the board of directors in the Greater Sanford Chamber of Commerce from 2017-2019 and the City of Sanford Planning and Zoning Commission from 2020-2021. He currently runs a large non-profit organization that holds quarterly charitable events and fundraisers and works to support the local at-risk communities and shelters.