Donna earned a degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida. She was a bank examiner with Florida National Banks, established the internal audit function at the City of Daytona Beach and subsequently joined General Electric’s Aerospace Business Group. She graduated from GE’s prestigious Financial Management Program and subsequently held positions including Chief Financial Officer – Over the Horizon Radar and Program Manager – GE Power Funding. Donna was also responsible for Business Development for GE Transportation Systems Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. Her community and philanthropic endeavors have included Material Exchange in southern Connecticut, the Orange County Philharmonic Society, American Legion Post 291 and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.