Donna’s 30-year career in economic development includes industrial park development, urban revitalization and regional economic development. She has a proven record as a team leader, community coordinator and project manager. Donna has helped dozens of boroughs and cities to improve their economic competitiveness and quality of life. Her extensive knowledge of federal and state programs has helped many of these communities achieve major milestones in their redevelopment efforts. During her career working in the public and not-for-profit sectors, Donna packaged numerous key community economic development projects, leveraging over $30 million in public financial incentives.
She gives back to her community by serving on the ArtsQuest Friends of Levitt Pavilion Board, the Board of Directors of VIA of the Lehigh Valley, Hispanic Center Lehigh Valley, the Community Development Corporation-Bethlehem and the Valley Choral Society. She is a past Board member of the Northampton Community College Foundation, ArtsQuest Board of Trustees and the PA Economic Development Association.