John G. Daniel
President, Founder
Unity Day Youth and Family Zone
7th Degree Black Belt
Karatenomichi World Federation, USA
Karate Commissioner, Louisiana Governor’s Games


John G. Daniel is the President and Founder of Unity Day Youth and Family Zone, John G. Daniel Productions and the Daniel Karate Group. He also is a 7th Degree Black Belt and serves as the Karate Commissioner for the Louisiana Governor’s Games.

John’s former career includes service as the: Director of Economic Development, PECO Energy Company; Vice President, Father Flanagan’s Boys Town National Operations; and CEO & Deputy Executive Director, Louisiana Spirit Hurricane Recovery.

Mr. Daniel’s strengths lie in his ability to articulate relevant

messages that engage people in collaborative efforts. He has the ability to bring out the best of human hopes and

aspirations in those from diverse cultures and agencies.

Indeed, Mr. Daniel is the producer of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana landmark event, "Opening a Black History Time Capsule", with Tony Brown, who was the producer and host of the the Emmy Award winning PBS television series, “Tony Brown’s Journal”.

Mr. Daniel’s additional notable community service achievements include being:

John holds a double Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, Government and Psychology, 1979. Indeed, in 2009, the Cornell University Class of 1979 Alumni Association named Mr. Daniel, a “Distinguished Classmate”.