:: Donna Howard, SPHR

Donna Howard, SHPR, is Chief Human Resources Officer, for Sonic Healthcare USA, Austin, Texas. Prior to her current role, she was Lead People Consultant for Ernst & Young. She has over twenty years experience, with expertise in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, developing quality employee incentive and benefit programs and improving performance measures. Her career includes holding the VP of HR role for various financial and service-based organizations, including ACE America's Cash Express, Inc., and Brink's Home Security, Inc.

Her responsibilities have included training, executive compensation, and employee development programs. She also teaches the certification class for the University of Houston and the University of Dallas and has been an adjunct professor at Houston Baptist University.

Donna has taught the PDC Human Resource Management Certificate Program for over 10 years.

She has served as Executive Director of the HRSouthwest Conference and President of the Dallas HR Management Association. She received her MBA in Human Resources from the University of Texas at Arlington and her BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University.

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