Dana P. Lucas
Dana P. Lucas is co-founder of The DMP Group, LLC (DMP). She is a certified public accountant with more than 10 years experience as an auditor, controller, chief financial officer, and tax consultant. As managing partner of DMP, Dana is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the firm. She serves as engagement partner on all accounting and tax related engagements and is responsible for contract management, staffing and ensuring overall service quality. Dana specializes in the design and implementation of internal controls that safeguard a companies’ assets and promote effective financial management. Dana has a proven track record of helping organizations achieve operational efficiency and confidence in their financial reporting systems.
Dana began her career as a senior auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PWC). While at PWC, Dana performed audit and accounting services for Fortune 500 and non-profit entities. Following her employment at PWC, Dana served as chief financial officer with the Orleans Private Industry Council (OPIC), a non-profit organization in New Orleans, LA. At OPIC, Dana directed the financial accounting and reporting aspects of federal grant funds received under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) for the New Orleans Service Delivery Area. Under Dana’s supervision, OPIC received its first unqualified audit opinion in her first year as CFO.
Dana graduated cum laude with a BS degree in Accounting from Howard University and is a licensed certified public accountant in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Louisiana. Dana is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Societies of Certified Public Accountants in the District of Columbia and Louisiana. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Accountants. Dana is very active with community non-profits. She currently serves on the Finance Committee of the National Capital YMCA and is a board member and Treasurer of Hannah House. She has previously served as board member and finance committee chair for Covenant House of New Orleans, and Forever Our Children. The DMP Group annually sponsors events for My Sister’s Place, Joy of Sports, The Fishing School, and Manna’s Walk-a-thon, and provides pro bono services for many non-profit organizations.