Meet the Team at Danaher Oil
Ed joined Danaher Oil in July of 1983 in the crude oil division. Moving to refined products in 1984 he has worked as a broker for Midwest markets since that time. In 1994 Ed became a partner in the company and took over as company president. He entered local politics in 1991 being elected to the Fairfield City Council. After serving two terms he ran for the Office of Mayor and was elected in 2001. He continues serving as Fairfield's Mayor part time along with his work at Danaher Oil. Fairfield is known as an entrepreneurial business center. Ed founded the Fairfield Entrepreneurs Association in 1989. In 2003 Fairfield was named The Most Entrepreneurial City in America (under 10,000 population). Danaher Oil is a well-established company in Fairfield and an avid supporter of community projects.
Ed enjoys sports and all outdoor activities. He has a passion for business and community development. He believes the best part of his work as a broker are the business relationships and friendships he has developed over the years serving the companies that Danaher Oil has the good fortune to work with.
With over 27 years' experience at Danaher Oil Company, Ken joined the Danaher Team in 1986. He also serves as Vice President of the Greater Jefferson County Foundation as well as Iowa State Bank board in Fairfield. Ken attended two colleges in New York before moving to Fairfield, Iowa; The New York Institute of Technology and the State University of New York at Buffalo.
He is one of eight children raised in Long Island, NY. Ken is married to Jessica and has 4 children Shea, Finnegan, Ronan and Meara. Kens interests are in the community around him, he coaches a Youth football team, is involved with the Knights of Columbus, Fairfield Rotary club, Troop 64 Boy Scouts, enjoys biking and playing with his kids, watching live theater or listening to live music, enjoying fine wine, grilling out with friends and cheering for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jason was raised in Iowa City, Iowa and moved to Fairfield after completing his degree at the University of Iowa. He started work at Danaher Oil Company in the marketing department early in 2005. His focus was to develop the Hawkeye Cash Market Watch as a tool to be distributed to clients through a newly created website. Jason began brokering with the Danaher Oil Team at the end of 2006.
Jason spends most of his time with his wife Elizabeth and son Andrew. He manages a rental and parking business in Iowa City, is very active in his church, and currently volunteers as a local Cub Scout leader. In his free time he enjoys watching his son’s activities, playing tennis, keeping up on college and pro sports, and home improvement projects.
Michael started at Danaher in 2007 as a Hawkeye account executive and has since joined the brokering team. Originally from a small town in Ohio, he moved to Fairfield in 1993 to attend the local university, where he was an active student senator, president of the sustainability club, and listed in "Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges." At the age of 20 he co-founded his first business in Fairfield, which is still thriving today.
Michael is active in community volunteerism, serving on the Fairfield city council and also as the president of the Fairfield Area Chamber of Commerce and past president of both the Convention and Visitors Bureau and Volunteer Center. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Lily and son Skylar, playing basketball and floor hockey, competing in triathlons, and hosting a weekly local radio show.
For Cheryl, growing up in a small saw mill town of 2000 people on the Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona during the time of segregation gave her the experiences in life to recognize the goodness and value of all of God’s children. In Cheryl’s mind, she sees herself as an accomplished pianist, marathon runner, and having her own show on the food network.
In reality her claim to fame is her marriage to Jim of 45+ years, mother of five sons, presently grandmother of 12 and working at Danaher Oil Company since 1991. Cheryl has many outside interests; however, a husband with advanced Parkinson’s disease is her priority.
Angie has been with Danaher Oil Company since 1999. She has lived in Fairfield her whole life. After finishing high school she went on to attend the Business Management program at IHCC. Her parents live close by in town and she has one sister, Katie, who resides in Kansas City, MO. She and her husband Brandon are the proud parents of Bailee, Emma and Jaxon.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, promoting her Thirty-One Gifts business, fun kid activities, attending church activities, photography, watching NASCAR, cooking, reading, shopping, walking and home improvement projects.
Cora Lee Burns
Cora Lee's hometown is Richmond, Virginia, where she attended the University of Richmond Junior College and the Virginia Commonwealth University Art School. After traveling to Switzerland and New Delhi, India, she came to Iowa, fell in love with her husband, David and the quiet small town life, adopted Steven and started working at Danaher Oil in August of 2000.
Her interests include genealogy, landscaping and animal rescue, including fostering 3-4 litters of kittens each year for the local animal shelter.