Dan Slane is an American businessman. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Ohio State University, from 2005-2006. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Hiram College from 1996-2001.
From 1968 to 1970, he served for two years in the United States Army. He was an assistant special prosecutor for Franklin County, Ohio for one year, and worked at the White House under Gerald Ford for two years.
In January 2008, he was appointed to the U.S. China Commission by House Minority Leader John Boehner on December 10, 2007. As chairman, his term expired on December 31, 2011.
He is Chairman of The Slane Company, which has international branches in telecommunications, real estate development, lumber, and particle proton therapy and others. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Ohio State University until June 2006 and remains affiliated with Ohio State University.