Dana Loncar has 15 years experience in public affairs and community relations for a variety of clients in Central Florida. Her clients include leading trade associations, industry groups, public/private consortiums, and Fortune 500 companies in sectors ranging from agribusiness to tourism and retail.
Since joining Consensus Dana has focused on local lobbying and campaign management for a variety of clients. Last fall, she led the successful campaign to renew the half penny sales tax for Orange County Public Schools. Recently she also led Senate President Andy Gardiner’s fundraising for his 2012 reelection and served as General Consultant for Pam Gould’s campaign for Orange County School Board – where Pam defeated the incumbent.
Dana joined Consensus in 2006 after four years working in government affairs for Orlando Health overseeing the Government and Community Relations staff and functions for the organization on the federal, state, and local levels. Dana’s specific focus was on lobbying for local, state and federal policy issues and federal appropriations. During this time Dana led Orlando Health’s effort to obtain funding for Central Florida’s only Level I Trauma Center and was successful in obtaining the first local public dollars for the trauma center – $3.2 million from four local governments.
Originally from Tallahassee, Dana graduated from Florida State with a degree in Political Science. She currently serves on the communications committee for the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, the board of directors for the Central Florida Partnership’s BusinessForce committee, and the board of trustees for The Christ School. Dana is a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class 57 and served as the Chairman of the Board for the Coalition for the Homeless from 2010 to 2011.