Commonly known as “Data Dad,” Daniel White serves as one of the managers of CTEH’s data management team. In this role, he utilizes his nearly 10 years of experience in data analysis, management and reporting to successfully oversee major projects across the U.S. We’re proud to spotlight Daniel, or as his peers say, “the backbone of the data team,” as December’s Employee of the Month. Congratulations, Daniel!

What do your day-to-day duties entail?
I am responsible for developing project databases, summaries, graphs, maps, and ad-hoc reports and collecting, organizing, and maintaining documents for multiple personnel, labs, and organizations. In addition, I generate daily and final project reports; schedule on-call data managers and transitions; and support departments’ data needs.

Tell us more about what this award means to you.
I was honored to be selected for December’s Employee of the Month, but I believe this was in error. 2019 was a very busy year for CTEH. In CTEH terms, “very busy” is hard to explain because it is at least double the speed of other companies. Numerous employees worked away from their homes, family, and friends for hours, weeks or even months—including during the holiday season—to help protect communities. This award should have gone to everyone at CTEH.

What do you enjoy most about working at CTEH? 
The people I have worked with over the past nine years have helped me improve as a person and an employee. We work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment with no room for error. Building these strong relationships makes us a successful team and fosters lifelong friendships.

Do you have a favorite CTEH memory? 
My first love is my family. My second is soccer. I always pack my cleats on a project in case I have time for a pick-up game. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to play in a men’s league in Alabama, New York City gymnasiums, and multiple indoor and outdoor soccer complexes in Austin. Along the way, I’ve met interesting people who shared the same love of the game.

What sets CTEH apart from others in the industry? 
CTEH is made up of quality, intelligent, motivated, and dedicated individuals that work together as a team to overcome any obstacles placed in front of them. We will do whatever it takes to accomplish the goals set by our clients in order to make them successful. Our use of cutting-edge technology, combined with our team members’ abilities, sets us apart.

Have questions for Daniel? Learn more about Daniel here.