Dana has nearly two decades of federal and state government, as well as federal and state government relations, experience. He has developed strong connections on Capitol Hill as well as in governors’ offices, state agencies, mayoral offices, and advocacy organizations on both sides of the aisle. On the Hill, Dana served as legislative director and chief counsel to Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). He also served as chief of staff to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). Dana was the first African-American to serve as director of a U.S. governor's Washington, DC office. Under Governor Martin O'Malley (D-MD), Dana acted as the Governor's key liaison to the National Governors Association and worked closely with the Maryland Congressional delegation, including House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) (Ranking Democrat on the Small Business Committee), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) (Ranking Democrat on the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment; Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Science, and Justice), and National Capitol Region leaders in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Dana has been recognized as one of DC's "Top Lobbyists" by The Hill for the last two years and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Gonzaga College High School, and Yale University alumni associations and the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Advisory Board.
Dana has been recognized as one of DC's "Top Lobbyists" by The Hill and is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Gonzaga College High School alumni association and the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum Board.