Donna M. Blackman

Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Donna M. Blackman is a Financial and Strategic Planning Executive recognized for her ability to maximize corporate results and individual performance. Prior to expanding her role, she served as Senior Vice President of Finance for BET Networks, where she led all planning, budgeting and financial reporting for the organization, while providing strategic advice to the Chairman and CEO. She also served as a financial business partner to the operating units, including providing accounting guidance, business insights and strategic advice on how best to position the division for success.

Prior to joining BET, she held several finance leadership positions at Marriott International, Inc., including Vice President, Development Asset Management, Vice President, Finance - Global Lodging Services, Vice President, Investor Relations and Director, Financial Reporting and Accounting Policy.

Prior to joining Marriott, Blackman was a Senior Manager with KPMG LLP in New York and Washington, DC, where she served a variety of both public and private clients in the financial services, broadcasting, University and Not for Profit industries.

Blackman is very active in the community and currently serves as Treasurer of the NEA Foundation Board and as a member of the Robert H Smith School Advisory Board. She previously served on the Board for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Inroads, the Women and Family Issues Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and as Vice President of the Washington DC chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants.

Blackman is a Certified Public Accountant and she holds an MBA degree from the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from North Carolina State University.

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