The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Dan “McKee” McKeithan Thomason, Jr. of Charlottesville, VA as one of the 2018 “Roaring 10” – young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.
Honorees were selected based on their continued efforts to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.
Thomason is currently enrolled as a student at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Prior to attending Darden, he was the Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending at Congressional Bank. He began his career at BB&T as a 2014 graduate of their Leadership Development Program and later worked as a Portfolio Manager on BB&T’s Commercial Real Estate team in Washington, D.C.
Thomason volunteers with Junior Achievement as a member of their Associate Leadership Council and was responsible for organizing BB&T’s Bowl-A-Thon event benefitting JA, which raised over $35 thousand each year. He is involved with JA Finance Parks and also volunteers in classrooms to teach financial literacy and work readiness.
Thomason works regularly with the Clemson Alumni Association’s Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Clemson Club and has earned a position on the Regional Board of Directors and Young Alumni Committee. He successfully organized a new event, the Young Alumni Sunset Cruise, for the DC Club which drew over 50 attendees each of the last two years.
The primary mission of Clemson YAC is to support the goals of the Clemson Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to Young Alumni. Clemson YAC exists to connect Young Alumni with the University, assist Young Alumni in the transition from active student to alumnus, facilitate fellowship, personal growth and professional development opportunities for young alumni and formally represent Young Alumni interests to the Clemson Alumni Council. The purpose of these efforts is to affect seminal influence on young alumni so they may continue to be connected and contributing alumni for a better Clemson throughout their lives.