Danna Lovell has called Nevada home for over 30 years. Originally born and raised in Colorado, she moved to southern Nevada out of college and proudly raised her son and daughter in the Las Vegas valley. Ms. Lovell has been a business and real estate owner in Nevada and has enjoyed the resilience of the state and its people through the growth, changes, and challenges they have faced over the years.
Currently, Ms. Lovell is the Executive Director of Emerge Nevada where she leads the organization and provides the Signature Training Programs. As one of 26 affiliates of Emerge states nationwide, Emerge Nevada has been building the bench of elected women in Nevada since 2007. Ms. Lovell and the Emerge Nevada Board of Directors work with stakeholders, community members, and political leaders to identify, recruit and train Democratic women to run for elected office. The Emerge program provides a six-month 70-hour signature training for women to prepare for their campaigns and learn how to win their elections. More than 200 women have been through the Emerge program in this state and there are currently over 30 Emerge Nevada alumnae in elected offices. Most recently, Nevada became the first state in the nation with a woman-majority legislature and 37% of those women are Emerge Nevada alumnae.