Appointed in 2023.
Daniel, more often referred to as “Danny,” was born in Provo, UT and has lived most of his life in St.
George, UT. He and his wife Jenny have been married for just over 28 years, and have three children;
Braxton (26) and wife Clara, BrinLee (23) and husband Badge, and Braylon (13). He has been blessed
with three wonderful grandchildren.
Danny graduated from Dixie High in St. George. He received his associate of arts degree from Dixie
College, and then went on to receive his bachelor of arts in accounting from Southern Utah University.
He began working in the family business to put himself through college. He worked and managed and
oversaw all aspects of the DATS Trucking Group of Companies, DATS Trucking, Inc., Overland Petroleum,
LLC, Overland Leasing, LLC, and Ernies Stores, Inc. In September 2018 he directed the sale of the fuel
distribution business (Overland Petroleum, LLC) to Offen Petroleum, Inc., and March 2021 managed and
directed the sale of the operating trucking company (DATS Trucking, Inc.) to North American Services.
Danny continues to own and operate an 8 store chain of convenience stores and truck stops under the
Ernie’s Stores, Inc. and HF Sinclair brands, and he also works as managing member of Overland Leasing,
Danny also has been a high school baseball coach at his alma mater, Dixie High for the last 26 seasons.
He has spent the last 13 seasons as the head baseball coach. He has served on many boards and service
organizations. He has had the opportunity to serve on various hiring and search committees at Utah
Tech University. He has previously completed service as the booster club president for the former Dixie
College Rebels, served a term as a member of the Western Region Council for the Department of
Workforce Services, and served on the customer advisory board for the State Bank of Southern Utah.
He is currently serving in an advisory role for Zions Bank on their customer advisory board for the St.
George District. He also has served on the President’s National Advisory Council at Utah Tech
University, and has recently served on the Board of Directors for the Utah Tech Foundation as
governance chair. Danny has most recently served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Utah Tech
University, and served on the financial and audit committees while also serving as the board liaison and
member of the Board of Trustees at Dixie Technical College.
He recently completed his service on the Sinclair Oil Executive Distributor Council, and is currently
serving as a member of the Board of Directors for Ambest, Inc., an independent truck stop cooperative.
And is currently serving as Vice Chairman of the Board.