Since 1980, Dana has overseen transactions totaling over one billion dollars worth of precious metals and rare coins. From the early ‘80s through the mid ‘90s he worked for and assisted conference founder James U. Blanchard III with his personal and professional hard asset needs. In 1998 Dana founded American Gold Exchange, Inc., a precious metals and rare coin boutique in Austin, Texas. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Professional Numismatists Guild. He holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University.