Director, Business Development and Legislative Affairs
NBA’s Orlando Magic
Lucas Boyce is the Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for the Orlando Magic. He was appointed to this new role 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 government 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 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. Boyce also coordinated proactive communication, public relations and education outreach across diverse communities, constituencies and issues on behalf of the President.
During his tenure at the White House, Boyce also served in the Office of Public Liaison. In this role, he directed African-American and Professional Sports Outreach in addition to event related work in the fields of healthcare and economic policy. Prior to this, Boyce worked for Direct Impact, a public affairs firm in Alexandria, Virginia, and served in the Vice President’s Political and Communications Office.
Lucas is the author of Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA, published in January 2011. Learn more by visiting www.LucasDanielBoyce.com. He travels throughout Central Florida and across the country giving speeches focused on leadership, team work, overcoming obstacles and making a positive impact on the lives of others.
Lucas was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott as a Trustee of Valencia College in August 2013. Governor Scott 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. Senator Marco Rubio’s Service Academy Nomination Board.
Lucas was honored by the University of Central Missouri Alumni Association as the 2012 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 Executive MBA from Rollins College in May 2013.