Daniel Gimpel brings both experience and a personal understanding to the executive helm of Rising Stars in 2010. A former Rising Star himself since grade school Mr. Gimpel returned as program director of the organization in 1996. During that time Mr. Gimpel has involved himself in every aspect of the organization and has been instrumental in implementing several new programs that have helped to more than double the organization's enrollment between 2008 and 2010.
Daniel is a graduate of Holy Cross HS, and Adelphi University (1997). Mr. Gimpel is a certified Physical Education teacher and a professional basketball trainer. He was the youngest Adelphi basketball player to be inducted into the schools hall of fame in 2006. He is 10th overall in scoring in the school's history and remains the school's leader in assists and steals. In addition to his duties as Executive Director, Mr. Gimpel remains active in training young professionals.