Dakota Schwartz joined the United Way Emerald Coast team in the fall of 2020 as Director of Development. In this role, Dakota works with a variety of local companies and their employees to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Okaloosa and Walton counties.
Dakota is originally from Wisconsin where he earned his BA in Communication from University of Wisconsin-Parkside. After spending multiple years within the staffing/recruiting industry, he decided to use his relationship building experience to make a difference in the local community.
Since relocating to Florida, Dakota enjoys spending his free time enjoying the outdoors. You can spot him in the sand bunker at the golf course, fishing or riding his motorcycle when he is not working.