Dana Loncar has 20 years of 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 healthcare to retail.
Since joining Consensus almost 15 years ago, Dana has focused on local lobbying and campaign management for a variety of clients. Her local government experience – specifically local referenda dates back to 2008 when she led the citizen petition effort to establish the Elected School Board Chairman in Orange County. Most recently she led the successful campaigns to renew the half penny sales tax for Orange County Public Schools (2014) and to pass a half penny sales tax for Osceola County Schools (2016). Dana has worked on campaigns for many Central Florida leaders including Chairman Bill Sublette (2000, 2010, 2014) and former Senate President Andy Gardiner (2012).
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. 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 and on the board of trustees for The Christ School from 2019 to 2020.