Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release


November 15, 2013
Media Contact: Jenn Meale
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Bondi Appoints Dr. Pamela J. Dana to Triumph Gulf Coast Inc. Board of Directors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced that she has appointed Dr. Pamela J. Dana to the Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. Board of Directors for a four-year term. Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc. must create and administer the Recovery Fund for the disproportionately affected counties. The principal of the fund shall derive from 75 percent of all funds recovered by the Attorney General for economic damage to the state resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Dana is Senior Strategic Advisor for the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, a Florida-based research institute engaged in artificial intelligence, robotics, sensory substitution, data mining, and related technology development. Dana also owns SURE LURE Charter Company, a charter sport fishing business in Destin, Fla.

Dana served as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development during Governor Jeb Bush’s administration. While with the Office of Governor Jeb Bush, she led or served on the following: Governor’s Advisory Council on Base Realignment & Closure; Governor’s Military Base Commanders Forum; Florida Defense Alliance; Florida Seaport, Transportation, and Economic Development Council; Miami River Commission; Florida Council of 100; Seaport Security Standards Advisory Council; Transportation 2020 Commission; Destination Florida Commission; Council for a Sustainable Emerald Coast; ITFlorida; World Golf Foundation; Governor’s Commission on the Future of Space and Aeronautics; Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors; Coastal High Hazard Study Committee; Florida Aquaculture Review Council; Florida Free Trade Area of the Americas Board; and the Scripps Florida Funding Corporation.

From 1995 to 1999, Dana served as Assistant Secretary and Acting Deputy Secretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency under Governor Pete Wilson. Dana holds a Ph.D. in International Development Education and Economics from the University of Southern California; a Masters in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University; and a Bachelors in Social Work/Sociology from the California State University at Chico. She holds a USCG Merchant Mariners Masters credential (100 ton boat Captains license).