Season 1, Episode 11

The Refugee Crisis: Then and Now


Jennifer McKenna

Rebecca Turk



Dan Guttmann
Co-Founder and Vice-President
The O’Briant Group

Guest: Dan Guttman

Dan is the co-founder and Vice-President of the O’Briant Group, a design thinking consulting firm that works with Fortune 500 companies and educational systems throughout the United States. The O’Briant Group is partnered with Google Cloud, Google for Education, and Grow with Google. 

 Dan began his career with Quad Graphics, where he handled major contracts. He left to coach business owners in systems and marketing before returning to Florida State University in 2016 to earn a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. Dan also has a Master of Technology degree in Print Management.

About This Episode

The grandson of a refugee from the horrors of Auschwitz, Dan Guttmann reflects on his family’s history and the refugee and immigration crisis then and now. Many of Dan’s family members were murdered by the Nazis, but some escaped. Join Jennifer as she discusses the fascinating and excruciating family history with Dan while exploring the correlations to today’s refugee challenges.