Donna Zarcone, MBA ’87

Donna Zarcone, MBA ’87

Corporate Board Director for CDW, Cigna, The Duchossois Group, and Quinnox // Advisory Board Director for Smithsonian Institution and Polsky Center at University of Chicago

Donna is the recently retired president and CEO of the Economic Club of Chicago. She previously served as the president of Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. and under her leadership the company grew from $1 billion to over $6 billion in loans under management. While at Harley-Davidson, she oversaw the creation of Eaglemark Savings Bank and served as its board chairman. Early in her career, Donna served as the CFO of two successful entrepreneurial startups in technology leasing and financial services that were subsequently sold to strategic investors. She remains an active angel investor in early stage ventures.

Donna holds a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Illinois State University. She is a NACD Certified Board Director, is credentialed in ESG, holds the CERT Certificate in CyberSecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University, is qualified as an Audit Committee Financial Expert, and is also a CPA.

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