In her current leadership role, Donna is focused on bringing the full power of RSM to our current and prospective clients through our people. She started as an auditor in 1988 at a firm that was part of an RSM acquisition and soon became an assurance partner serving health care entities. Donna is now responsible for deploying RSM’s skilled employees across the global network in a way that supports and strengthens how we serve our clients. Her goal is to help RSM bring the very best of the firm’s resources together to ensure a unique and differentiated client experience.
Stewardship is important to Donna, and her role on the RSM US Foundation Board of Directors helps fulfill her desire to give back. As a board member, she works to ensure that charitable dollars are invested in activities that serve youth by providing access to education, health resources, and housing.
During Donna’s 35-year RSM career, she has invested time and energy in mentoring young women to become the next leaders of the firm. She is the national executive sponsor for the firm’s STAR employee network group, which identifies high-performing women and champions their path to partnership. In 2022, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants recognized Donna as a member of their inaugural class of Power of Change honorees for exhibiting extraordinary leadership, community involvement, mentorship, and innovation in women’s initiatives. She has also been involved in RSM’s culture, diversity, and inclusion initiative since its inception in 2014, serving on the firm’s Inclusion Council. The council’s focus is fostering a diverse workforce representative of the communities RSM serves.
Outside of work, Donna is actively involved in the Cleveland community and enjoys gardening.