Donna Donato, Vice President, American Express
Please join us on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, as we award Donna Donato, Vice President, American Express, the 2018 Crystal Award, Supply Management Executive of the Year.
Donna is currently the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Business Enablement for American Express, managing all spend for the company. Donna leads a large, diverse team of colleagues operating in all regions globally partnering across all parts of business. Donna’s approach to strategic sourcing is transforming American Express’ procurement function into a competitive strategic asset for the company. Under Donna’s leadership, American Express is experiencing more agility, speed-to-market while reducing operating costs, and increasing investment capacity for the business.
Donna comes to American Express after several leadership roles within the Life Sciences industry including Cigna, Pfizer, Zoetis and Bristol Myers Squibb. In these roles, Donna oversaw corporate spending in the areas of Technology, Finance, HR, Real Estate, Legal, Marketing and Professional Services. When she joined Zoetis leadership team, Donna not only stood up procurement organization for newly publicly traded company, but also established global real estate and facilities management function, managing real estate in about 100 countries. Throughout her career, Donna has structured strategic deals across multiple business units and drove innovative supplier strategies that delivered significant value to the business.
Donna is passionate about driving the procurement profession further in 21st century. She is a committed supporter of the advancement of woman and diversity, mentoring and supporting many throughout her career.
Outside the office, Donna contributes to several non-profit and humanitarian organizations focusing on sustainable positive impact in impoverished areas of the world. Donna is an advisor for Tigerlabs, Princeton, New Jersey’s first entrepreneurship center. Originally from Moscow, Russia, she lives with her family in Cranbury, New Jersey.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – The Palace at Somerset Park, 333 Davidson Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey