North Florida Land Trust’s Development Director Named Woman of Influence

Dana Doody will receive the award from the Jacksonville Business Journal

Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 22, 2018 – Dana Doody, development director for North Florida Land Trust, has been named by the Jacksonville Business Journal as one of the 2018 Women of Influence. Doody, who joined NFLT in 2017, was nominated for the award by Bob Tackett, a business associate turned friend who Doody met while working with the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“Dana has always been one of the hardest working people I know and is so worthy of this designation,” said Tackett. “I met Dana some 10 years or so ago when she was with the Jacksonville Chamber and whenever I had a question, needed help with an event or an introduction, she was right there to help. Dana helped me the most and I heard that from a lot of other people as well. She and her husband, Matt, are just the best couple with the happiest family. She really deserves this.”

Doody worked with the Jacksonville Chamber from 2007 to 2011 where she established strong community relationships and started a health council. As development director of NFLT, Doody continues her involvement with the Chamber through participation in chamber meetings and events.

Doody has also worked with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and served on the board of directors of many local organizations, including the Urban Land Institute. In 2017, she was successful in acquiring donations for NFLT’s first preserve that will be open for public use and so far in 2018, she and her team have secured more than $1 million in donations for land conservation.

Doody grew up on the Westside of Jacksonville and currently lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with her husband and three of their five kids.  She enjoys the beach and has a deep love and passion for the natural habitats found in the North Florida region.

Doody will be presented with the award at the Jacksonville Business Journal’s Women of Influence Awards on Thursday, Aug. 30 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. For more information about the event, visit

About North Florida Land Trust

North Florida Land Trust is a nonprofit organization who serves as a champion of environmental protection primarily in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union and Volusia counties. NFLT was founded in 1999 and has protected thousands of acres of environmentally significant land including property at Big Talbot Island, the River Branch Preserve, Pumpkin Hill State Park, Moccasin Slough, along the St. Mary’s River and other valued natural areas predominantly in Northeast Florida. NFLT is funded largely by private and corporate contributions and works closely with private landowners and other public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, and foundations. For more information, visit