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Dan Cates

Principal/Vice President

Dan brings nearly 40 years of experience to the Northstar leadership team with the past 20 years being focused in the AEC industry.
In his role as Principal/Vice President, Dan is a member of the Northstar Board of Directors and leads the Business Operations and Relationship Management efforts for the firm.

Washington University – Studied Engineering & Business Management
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Studied Marketing & Business Management
Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo – Advisory Board Member
American Society for Healthcare Engineering – Active Member – Local Chapter Participation in Missouri (MOSHE) and Illinois (SICHE)


“I enjoy interacting with the variety of people that NorthStar is fortunate enough to work with, both Owners and the AEC community. My nature is to be outspoken, so I feel that being in the role of an ‘independent advisor’ is a perfect fit that allows me to freely provide my insight and knowledge for any situation with objectivity and confidence.”