Dan Innis is a New Hampshire businessman and UNH professor of Marketing and Hospitality Management. He previously served as the Dean of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire from 2007 to 2013, overseeing major developments at the school. Dan co-founded and operated the Ale House Inn and The Hotel Portsmouth in downtown Portsmouth with his husband, Doug Palardy prior to its their sale to Lark Hotels in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Innis resides in Portsmouth and is the proud father of three children: Benjamin, Nicholas, and Emily. Benjamin is a University of New Hampshire graduate and Nicholas is currently a Senior at UNH.
Innis was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Jean A. and Gene A. Innis. The first in his family to attend college, Innis earned his BBA from Ohio University in 1985, an MBA from Miami University (Ohio) in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Marketing from The Ohio State University in 1991. Innis learned the value of hard work from an early age. He began helping at his father's printing business when he was 14 years-old. At age 16, he took a job in maintenance at a local golf course, where he worked for six summers during school.
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