Why Donna

My civic and community involvement include the following: 


• Club President - Rotary Club of Madison (2017-18); Vice President - Downtown Rotary Club (2016-17)


  • Board Chair - Foundation for Madison Public Schools (2017-18); Vice Chair - Foundation for Madison Public Schools Board (2016-17)


City of Madison Administrative Review Board (2011); City of Madison Affirmative Action Commission (2009 - 2012); City of Madison Downtown Planning & Coordinating Committee (2009 - 2012); City of Madison Equal Opportunities Commission (2009 - 2012); City of Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, Executive Committee (2011-2012)


• Board Chair - Literacy Network Board Member (2018)


United Way of Dane County Academic Success Community Solutions Team (2013-2018); United Way of Dane County Delegation to Create Economic Stability for Young Families (2014-15); United Way of Dane County Basic Needs Community Solutions Team (2013-16); United Way of Dane County Community Volunteer Awards Judge (2006-14); United Way Days of Caring Committee (2008-13); United Way of Dane County Women’s Initiative Leadership Council Chair (2010);


• Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools Principal for A Day - Huegel Elementary School (2009)


• Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools Principal for A Day - Toki Middle School (2010)


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County School Friend (Wright Middle School) (2015-2018)


• The Rainbow Project Board of Directors (2015-16)


Madison School District AVID/TOPs Mentor (2009 - 2011)


Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Former Board Member





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Professional Bio

 Donna has served as the Director of Administration for Perkins Coie LLP since September 2013, where she manages the Madison Office, supervises all non-attorney staff, maintains positive contact with internal and external clients and is responsible for the fiscal management of the office. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Donna was the Executive Director for Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field LLP until it became Boardman & Clark. She stayed on as the Executive Director at Boardman & Clark until August of 2013. In both roles, Donna managed the planning and business functions, and overall operations of the firm. She was also responsible for the financial planning and management, as well as working with the Executive Committee on strategic planning and marketing for the changing needs of the organization. 

Professional Affiliations

  •  Wisconsin Association of Legal Administrators (2002 - present)
       
  • Society of Human Resource Management (2002 - present)
      
  • Greater Madison Area Society of Human Resource Management Member (2002 - present)