Donna has 28 years in state and local government finance. She is currently the Controller for the City of Albuquerque and Deputy Director of Finance & Administrative Services; prior she was the Assistant Commissioner of Administrative Services for the New Mexico State Land Office. Donna was a CFO for three state agencies over her years in state government. She has a BBA from UNM with a concentration in Accounting, an MBA from the College of Santa Fe with a concentration in Management Information Systems. She has three active certifications: Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).
Donna is a member of the GFOA Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting Standing Committee. She is also Co-President and Treasurer for the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico. She is a member of the national audit committee for AGA. She served a two-year term as a director on the AGA National Governing Board and many roles at a regional and local level with the Albuquerque and New Mexico chapters.