Meet Dan Schmitt
Founder, President of event management/staffing company RMC Events, Inc. with nearly 2,000 employees serving nearly 10,000 events annually
President, Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association
Glover appointee, Capital Region Airport Commission
Guest lecturer on leadership at JMU, UR, VCU, VSU
Former Operations Manager, Richmond Coliseum
University of Richmond graduate; Richmond Renegades, Yankee Stadium internships
Chairman, Dept. of Criminal Justice Services Private Security Services Advisory Board
Associate Board Member, Virginia Association of Fairs
Former Board Member, Virginia High School League Foundation (VHSL)
FEMA certified in Special Event Contingency Planning
2017 Community Leader of the Year award recipient, Henrico Business Council
2018 Unsung Hero award recipient, Richmond Regional Tourism Board
Dan founded RMC Events, Inc. in April of 1999 and currently serves as President. Since its inception, Dan has guided RMC Events from 8 to over 1800 staff members and from 16 events in 1999 to over 9,400 events in 2017 throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. RMC Events, Inc. is headquartered in Richmond, with two (2) additional offices in Charlottesville, Virginia. RMC Events maintains staff across the Commonwealth from the Tidewater area to Harrisonburg and down to Roanoke and Blacksburg providing event security, ushers, ticket takers and sellers, parking attendants, traffic control/management personnel, and crowd control services for events ranging from high school activities to major concerts and political events. RMC Events also maintains an Ambassador public safety program in Charlottesville in conjunction with the UVA Police Department along with a student SafeRide program on the grounds of the University of Virginia. RMC Events also operates an External Security Services program on the campus of VCU in conjunction with the VCU Police Department.
A graduate of the University of Richmond, Dan completed industry internships and work experiences with the New York Yankees, Richmond Renegades hockey franchise, and Richmond Coliseum. Upon graduation, Dan worked at the Richmond Coliseum as Marketing Assistant before taking promotions to Event Coordinator and eventually Operations Manager. Dan states that, during these internships, he “developed an understanding for the full picture of the industry and just how hard you have to work to be fully prepared on event day”.
“I’m fortunate enough to wake up every day and absolutely love what I do. Whether it’s within my business or volunteering in my community, I welcome the variety, chase opportunities, focus on flexibility, embrace the challenges, accept nothing but success, and refuse to settle for mediocrity. I will take this same attitude and passion to work for you as your next Henrico Brookland District Supervisor.”
— Dan Schmitt
Dan is recognized by the Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Subject Matter Specialist instructor, has successfully completed FEMA certification in ICS 100 & 200, NIMS 700, and IS-15 Special Event Contingency Planning, and in Special Event Risk Management from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security. Dan’s been an active participant and attendee of on-going conferences and seminars including NCS4 – National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security and IED Awareness seminars in partnership with DHS and other government agencies, most recently receiving his completion certification in “Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings” training. Dan regularly serves as a guest speaker at the University of Richmond Business School, the VCU Center for Sports Leadership, JMU’s Sports Management Dept., & Virginia State University’s Sports Management Graduate Studies Program. Dan also serves, or has recently served, on the following boards/commissions:
- Private Security Services Advisory Board - Department of Criminal Justice Services – Chairman
- Capital Region Airport Commission – represents Henrico County, Virginia
- Glen Allen Youth Athletic Association Board of Directors – President
- Virginia Association of Fairs Board of Directors – Associate Director
- Virginia High School League (VHSL) Foundation Board of Directors
In May 2018, Dan was recognized by the Richmond Regional Tourism Board as the 2018 Unsung Hero of regional tourism for the positive impact RMC Events personnel has upon the millions of visitors annually to the region. In May of 2017, Dan was named the Henrico County Community Leader of the Year by ChamberRVA and the Henrico County Business Council. Dan was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Virginia Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2003.
Dan’s service to the community is best evidenced by his years of volunteerism within the Glen Allen Youth Athletics Association. Dan has served as a baseball and basketball coach within the association since 2006 and served on the Board of Directors since 2012, as president since 2014. In Dan’s tenure as president, he’s led the efforts to revitalize the associations’ four ballfields through fundraising and solid fiscal management. In January 2016, Glen Allen Youth Athletics completed a $280,000 project to replace the 50 year old field lighting with a new, energy efficient, Musco Green Lighting system. Additionally, the renovation project has or will provide for 100% underground wiring, wireless/mobile lighting control, new batting cages, new bleachers, new windscreens, 4 new wireless scoreboards, field surface improvements, and the conversion of 100% of the public walkways from gravel to pavement. With the Board’s support, Dan has also driven a “Community Work Initiative” which has resulted in over 100 jobs created by the association, serving the associations needs in umpiring, concessions management, and score clock operation. These jobs have been filled by the same community families that have participated within the association, thus keeping the dollars spent within the “Glen Allen Family”. Glen Allen Youth Athletics Association is a 4,000+ member organization striving to assist in the development of young athletes through their participation in sports, specifically softball, baseball, and basketball.
Now, Dan wants to make an even larger impact on the community that he loves by seeking your support to be the next Henrico County Supervisor for the Brookland District.