• EVP & Chief Development Officer, Blue Zones
  • International Speaker
  • Firefighter

Advancing return-on-wellness (RoW) solutions for Blue Zones Projects and Blue Zones Brands Real Estate.

Danny Buettner, son of Blue Zones author and founder Dan Buettner, is currently a Blue Zones Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer. Aside from the other Dan Buettner, Danny is the perfect expert to showcase the nine common diet and lifestyle habits that connect the blue zones together in longevity and health. These nine habits could add 12 years of quality life to the average American, all through a science-backed blueprint. As the Blue Zones Project expert, Danny works directly with communities who want to bring the life-changing benefits of a Blue Zones program to their people and places.

Prior to joining Blue Zones, Danny spent 10 years with a global consulting firm for which he led a team of commercial real estate experts in advising 100 companies a year on enterprise solutions. In addition to consulting, Danny previously served 10 years as a Firefighter/EMT in both city and the wildland environments. Danny has honed his message from extended service trips around the world, including two blue zones (Ikaria and Nicoya), post-earthquake Haiti (trauma center), and post-civil war Guatemala (orphanage).

Danny’s unique perspective on the Blue Zones message is perfect for community champions looking for an emphasis on the ROI of sustainable operating models, inspiring local awareness, and unlocking the power of courageous service.

“We enjoyed your presentation tremendously.  Many folks were still talking about it at the end of the week.”

-Scott Madar, ORCHSE Strategies

“Danny did a great job presenting, very well received.”

-Gene Minenko, Minenko & Hoff, P.A.

“You knocked it out of the park.  Your session received uniformly high marks on the member comment sheets (5 out of 5) and exceeded even my ridiculously high expectations. “

-Steve Newell, ORCHSE Strategies

“We received very positive feedback about the session.   It was definitely a high point of the day and several of our doctors took time out of clinic to attend.”

-Brittney Nichols, UT Health NORTHEAST