Top 50 Under 40 Danny Severn

This year OED is recognizing and celebrating Frederick County’s young professionals who are leaders in their industry, give back to the community and add significant value to their company and its culture. Join us as we get to know our Top 50 Under 40.

Danny Severn, 34
Assistant Vice President
St. John Properties, Inc.
5104 Pegasus Ct, Ste A, Frederick

Daniel Severn was born and raised in Frederick County, to a family of community leaders and local public servants.  A Board Member for Hope in South Africa, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, Mental Health Association, and The Rotary Club of Frederick.  Danny serves the Frederick community in both his business dealings and in his personal life.

What has been your greatest professional accomplishment? 

Developing relationships and transactions that located over 100 new businesses to St. John Properties’ throughout 8 years of leasing.

What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement? What is your experience with volunteering and civic engagement?

Traveled to Africa twice for fetal alcohol syndrome training curriculum development and implementation.  Co-Chair of NAIOP Northern Virginia Developing Leaders Committee.

I have also helped with Memorial Park Clean up, Octoberfest, LepLu, High School Interviews.

What was your first job?

Office Clerk at Severn, O'Connor & Kresslein, P.A.

Who has a great influence on your professional life?

My father, the hardest working and most humble individual I know.

What do you like to do for fun in Frederick County?

Explore the community and engage in fitness activities

What leadership book would you recommend and why?

Good to Great

What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute to your success and why?

The ability to see someone else's point of view, most importantly during conflict.  It always provides a pathway for resolution.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Continuing to grow in the community, both personally and business.  Finding new locations for buildings that can house local and national business.