Dana J. Thompson
Co-Founder & Partner
Education: Yale University (BA); Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (JD)
Dana is co-founder and partner at Fulcrum Public Affairs, the only 100% Black and Latinx-owned government relations firm in Washington, DC. He 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 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), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee.
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).
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.