Lucas serves as the Assistant to the County Administrator for Orange County Florida Government. He is also a published author and professional motivational speaker. In addition Lucas is an advisor to the Financial Aid Network, LLC and the Global Institute of College Planning.
Lucas served as the Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for the Orlando Magic. He also led the company’s efforts in government affairs where he served as the organization’s liaison to elected officials at the local, state and federal level. Additional responsibilities during his tenure also included leading the Orlando Magic’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, cause marketing, and community engagement.
Prior to the Orlando Magic, Lucas served at the White House in the Office of Political Affairs, Office of Public Liaison and the Office of the Vice President.
Lucas is the author of “Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA.” He travels throughout the country and abroad presenting on topics that include faith, leadership, team work, overcoming obstacles, and making a positive impact on the lives of others.
Lucas has served on a number of non-profit boards. He currently serves on the advisory board of the National Coalition on Adoption Institute (NCAI).
In 2015 Lucas was awarded with the Nelson Mandela Global Leadership Award by The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. The University of Central Missouri named him their 2012 Outstanding Recent Alumnus. In 2011, the “Orlando Business Journal” recognized Lucas as the 40 Under 40 Man of the Year. Also in 2011 The Junior Chamber of Commerce named him one of their 10 Outstanding Young Americans.
Lucas received his bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from the University of Central Missouri in 2003 and earned his Executive MBA from Rollins College in May 2013.
Publication Date: January 2011
The powerful story an illegitimate, black foster care child, the unwavering faith of his white adoptive mother, and their improbable journey to prove that when hard work, determination and grace meet opportunity… anything can happen.
The powerful story of a former foster care child, born premature to an alcohol- and drug-addicted teenager who traded sex for drugs, and how he overcame daunting life challenges in pursuit of his dreams. Developmentally delayed as a result of his birth mother’s abuse, Lucas Daniel Boyce struggled out of the gate and ended up failing kindergarten. His adoptive mother didn’t cast him aside as another tragic statistic however. Instead, Dorothy Boyce instilled in Lucas two very important principles that drove his determination to overcome the cards he’d been dealt and enabled him to eventually serve at the White House, fly aboard Air Force One, and become an executive for the NBA’s Orlando Magic at the young age of 29.