Daniel Jasper

Daniel Jasper

Senior Vice President, MOA Press - Mall of America®

Dan has been at Mall of America® for 17 years and during that time he has led the public relations, social media, tourism, and community relations teams. In his SVP role, Dan helped to develop the So Much More podcast, published a 30th anniversary MOA® book and is currently writing two business books for the Mall. Dan’s favorite MOA memory is helping to build the World’s Largest Gingerbread House. [Dan insists he smelled like gingerbread that entire holiday season. Yummy!]


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