Daniel Kalef

Daniel Kalef

Chief Growth Officer, Green Flower


Daniel Kalef is a national leader in higher-ed technology, innovation and online enablement. His nearly 20 years working to create greater access to degree and certificate programs for non-traditional students by helping colleges and universities create online offerings of the highest quality, as well as help schools increase enrollments and revenues, has been the centerpiece of his career in higher-ed. Prior to working in higher-ed, Daniel had diverse and varied experiences including in the practice of law, nursing home administration, marketing and sales consulting and non-profit development, including working with Muhammad Ali to raise the funds necessary to build and open the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY.

Daniel currently serves as Chief Growth Officer at Green Flower, the nation’s leading provider of curriculum and education programs related to the cannabis industry. Daniel was tasked with creating an entirely new division of Green Flower dedicated to partnering with colleges and universities to enable them to offer much needed certificate programs and curriculum to help the rapidly growing cannabis industry find more knowledgeable and better prepared entrepreneurs, employees and innovators. Daniel oversees a team of professionals at Green Flower all dedicated to student achievement, school enrollment success and the growth of standards in education and training in the cannabis industry.

Daniel lives in Lexington, KY, where he serves as president of the local division of the United States Tennis Association as well as on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He is often asked to speak at conferences and schools on the topics of online education innovation, the cannabis industry and non-profit development.