B.S. in Hospitality Management, 2003
College of Human Ecology, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Areas of Expertise

  • Conference and Meeting Services
  • Conference Sales & Marketing
  • Event Management


Originally from North Carolina, Dana graduated with a B.S. in Hospitality Management from East Carolina University in 2003.  After graduation, she began her career in hospitality working for Aramark Campus Catering at the University of North Carolina Greensboro before switching gears and becoming the Banquet Manager for Sea Trail Golf Resort and Convention Center, located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina.  In 2006 Dana began working as the Conference Service Manager for this beachside resort.

Dana began her career at Florida International University in May 2009 as the Conference Services Manager for Kovens Conference Center. In March 2014 Dana was promoted to Assistant Director, Conference Services and Associate Director in January 2016.  In her current role, Dana is responsible for the day-to-day operations and logistical coordination of the center's conference services, including but not limited to conferences, meetings and events.  Dana also coordinates and implements comprehensive sales and marketing efforts to generate meeting, conference and event revenue for the center.