Updated: 4/10/2014 1:14 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Division of Student Affairs will present an evening with Lucas Boyce, Orlando Magic director of business development and legislative affairs, and author of the book, “Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA.” The free community event is scheduled Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Lee Hall, located at 1601 S. MLK Blvd. Boyce’s presentation is titled, “Life Lessons for Success, Leadership and Character.”
Boyce, was appointed to his role with the Orlando Magic in July 2013. His responsibilities include strategic business planning, with a focus on developing a new sports and entertainment district (SED) in downtown Orlando. He also oversees the company’s efforts in statewide legislative and governmental affairs. Prior to this role, he served as director of community relations, multicultural insights, cause marketing and government affairs. Lucas joined the organization in July 2008.
Prior to working with the Magic, Boyce served at the White House in the Office of Political Affairs where he monitored political activity and tracked key races across the Plains-Southwest region of the United States. He also coordinated proactive communication, public relations and education outreach across diverse communities, constituencies and issues on behalf of the President.
During his tenure, Boyce also served in the Office of Public Liaison, where he directed African-American and professional sports outreach in addition to event-related work in the fields of health care and economic policy. Prior to this, he worked for Direct Impact, a public affairs firm in Alexandria, Va., and served in the Vice President’s Political and Communications Office.
Boyce was appointed by Florida Gov. Rick Scott as a Valencia College trustee in August 2013. Gov. Scott also appointed him to chair the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group in July 2012. He also serves on the Orange County Library Board, TSA Services Advisory Committee, Central Florida Fairgrounds, the National Coalition for Adoption Institute, Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida and on U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s Service Academy Nomination Board.
In 2012, Boyce was honored by the University of Central Missouri Alumni Association as an outstanding recent alumnus. In 2011, the Orlando Business Journal recognized Lucas as the 40 Under 40 “Man of the Year.”
Boyce received his bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from the University of Central Missouri and graduated with his master’s in business administration from Rollins College in May 2013.He published “Living Proof” in January 2011, and travels across the country giving speeches focused on leadership, teamwork, overcoming obstacles and making a positive impact on the lives of others.
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