Daniel G. DeRusha
Dan joins the International Motor Racing Research Center following a 13-year tenure with the Corning Museum of Glass. During his time at the museum Dan held roles managing guest relations, strategic corporate partnerships, and outreach initiatives, including worldwide outreach deployments of the Museum’s mobile hot glassmaking studio and artists. He also played an important part in the planning and execution for the GlassBarge. The barge traveled across New York State in 2017 and 2018 in celebration of the bicentennial of the Erie Canal. Most recently Dan served as Manager of Institutional Giving and Chief of Staff for the museum’s advancement department.
Prior to working at the Corning Museum of Glass, Dan held positions in corporate logistics analysis and operations, supply chain optimization, and hospitality planning. He holds a BS in Transportation and Distribution Management from Syracuse University and an executive MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business.
Dan grew up in Honeoye Falls & the Greater Rochester area and has lived and worked along the east coast, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Georgia, before returning “home” to the Finger Lakes region in the 2000s. He currently resides in Corning, NY with his wife and two children.
Dan’s first exposure to organized racing was working communications for STPR rallies in Northern Pennsylvania as a Ham Radio operator with his father in the 1980s. Since returning to the area, events at Watkins Glen International – and especially Vintage Grand Prix weekend – have become mainstays on the family calendar.
Dan also brings a personal passion for vintage cars and Upstate New York automotive history to his new role. He currently owns and regularly drives a 1928 Franklin model 12B 5 passenger sedan (manufactured in Syracuse, NY), and a 1977 MGB, which he inherited from his father and ran in several Stone Bridge Driver events. Dan is also a past president of the H.H. Franklin Club.