Revised question format:
I want to make a dashboard to show executives particular data views from a list. They don't have time to learn about views. The explanations I have seen for making dashboards all involve either Excel uploads or using SPD.
Agency settings have made it impossible to upload Excel documents into the SharePoint environment. Access to SPD has also been restricted as a matter of policy.
I need an OOTB solution to producing an appropriate solution in SP2013, please.