The Honorable Daniel M. Pope
Dan founded Benchmark Business Solutions in 1994, and grew his business enterprise into the most successful Xerox Agent-Dealer in the country- creating over 70 jobs in Lubbock. Dan was elected Mayor of Lubbock in 2016 and also serves as the Chief Development Officer for Covenant Health System.
Dan has been an active member of the Lubbock community for more than 20 years. He
has spent much of his time serving in leadership positions throughout the community,
including the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, United Way Board and
Campaigns, First United Methodist Church Finance and SPRC committees, and the Covenant
Health System Board of Trustees. Dan was a member of the Lubbock Independent School
District Board of Trustees for nine years and served as president of the Board.
Dan received his B.B.A in Finance from Texas Tech University in 1985. Dan is married to Denise Pope and they have two children: Manning and Anne Claire. Dan is an eighth-generation Texan, and an Eagle Scout.