Dena DeCamp has a reputation for working hard. She had her first job at 14 and her first business, a Uniform Store, when she was 23, for the last 20 years, Dena has been building a custom embroidery business in S. Lakeland.

In 2008 Dena became Vice Chair of the Polk County Republican Executive Committee serving 2 years.

2006, Dena joined the local Republican Women’s Club, she became President in 2009 and in 2010 was recruited by the Florida Federation of Republican women, to run for a state office, eventually becoming President of the Florida Federation of Republican Women in 2016.

During this time, Dena ran campaign headquarters, for various local, state and national races. In 2016, the Trump campaign asked FFRW President Dena DeCamp to help rally women to the Trump Ticket. Dena gave speeches at 4 of the central Florida Trump rallies – Tampa, Kissimmee, Daytona and Lakeland in addition to being on various live radio shows, encouraging women to vote for Donald Trump.

Florida Republican leader Dena Stebbins DeCamp was awarded the prestigious Ronald Reagan Leadership Award during the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention held Sept. 14-17 in Philadelphia.  A resident of Lakeland and president of the Florida Federation of Republican Women, DeCamp received the award at a luncheon on Sept. 16. 2017.  The award was established by the NFRW in 2005 to recognize the outstanding leadership of one state president and is presented every two years at the biennial convention.

DeCamp and four other state presidents were selected as nominees based on overall leadership and initiation of new programs, increases in membership, participation in national programs, and excellence in public relations and campaign efforts.

DeCamp was elected president of the Florida Federation of Republican Women after serving as 1st and 2nd vice presidents and in several other state offices. From 2009-2014, she was president of Republican Women Federated of Lakeland and served as volunteer, team leader and field director for several campaigns. In 2014, Florida Gov. Rick Scott presented DeCamp with the Republican Party of Florida Volunteer of the Year Award. She is the owner and operator of a small custom embroidery shop.