Name: Donna Thornburg
Firm: Virginia Commonwealth University
Firm Website: https://www.vcu.edu
After graduating VA Tech, Donna chose to attend graduate school at VCU to obtain her MBA. While going to school. she took a part time position answering phones in the Vice President for Finance’s office. She was only going to answer phones for the summer; 31 years later she is the special assistant to the Senior Vice President in the President’s Office. Donna handles all items related to finance and administration and anything related to public relations. She directly support the senior vice president and the President on special projects as well as staff two committees of the Board of Visitors
Donna is excited to meet these new folks leading Richmond EWI and is looking forward to a fun year.
The best advice Donna has ever received: Be professional at all times. Remove your personal feelings/emotions from the situation and get the job done. In the end, everyone remembers your work above all else.