Dana Coleman has more than 20 years of communications and issues management experience in both the public and private sectors, including public relations agency, state and local government, publicly-held and private company, and not-for-profit experience.
Coleman developed a strong background in issues management and public sector communications as director of communications management for Governor Phil Bredesen since 2007. She was director of communications for the Department of Environment and Conservation with a primary focus on media relations from 2005 to 2007. These roles built on her previous government experience as the first press secretary for Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell in 1999 after serving as communications director for the former mayor’s successful campaign.
From 2000 to 2005, she led public relations agency account teams to provide strategic direction and develop campaigns for an array of clients in the fields of health care, telecommunications, local government, financial and professional services, and development.
Coleman’s extensive health care experience also includes managing marketing and communications for a physician practice management company, a publicly-held home health care company, a behavioral health company, and a major not-for-profit medical center.