Consensus Communications, a Downtown Orlando-based full service public relations firm, announced today the promotion of its long-time Associate Dana Loncar to the position of Principal.
“Dana brings a unique background and talent to every client engagement,” said Consensus President Tre’ Evers. “Dana is a valued member of our team, and integral to her clients’ strategic communications efforts.”
Dana has more than 15 years experience in public affairs in Central Florida. Since joining Consensus she has focused on community relations, local lobbying and campaign management for a variety of clients. Dana’s public affairs clients include leading trade associations, industry groups, public/private consortiums, and Fortune 500 companies in sectors ranging from agribusiness to tourism and retail.
She is also well-known in local political circles and led incoming Senate President Andy Gardiner’s 2012 fundraising efforts, and served as General Consultant for the campaigns of Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette and School Board Member Pam Gould.
In 2007, Dana represented a group of business and community leaders – known as “Let Us Vote” – who successfully passed the first citizen led ballot initiative in Orange County history to allow the voters to decide if they wanted to directly elect the School Board Chair.
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. 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.
Dana served on the Board for the Coalition for the Homeless for nine years, including Chairman in 2011.
Consensus Communications is a Downtown Orlando-based full service public relations firm that specializes in high stakes communications strategy. We are leaders in communications planning, media relations, crisis communications, new media, social media, community relations, governmental relations, ballot issues, political campaigns, marketing, TV advertising and web design, and integrated communications planning and management. The firm is well known throughout the state for serving at the forefront of the issues shaping Central Florida and the state’s future.
Since 2000, Consensus Communications has had more number 1 rankings than any other PR firm as designated by the Orlando Business Journal.