A certified general contractor, Whiteman earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in building construction from the University of Florida. Dan has taught at the University of Florida, and as an Adjunct Professor at both the University of Miami and Florida International University. A member of Coastal’s advisory board since 1992, Whiteman was president of Associated General Contractors of Mid-Florida (1989-91) and was legislative chair for the same organization for eight years. He currently serves on the executive committee of Florida International University’s Construction Management and College of Engineering Advisory Councils. In addition to his Bachelors and Masters degrees, Whiteman holds a Ph.D. in Design, Construction and Planning from the University of Florida and is author of Cost Accounting for the Construction Firm.