Donna Powell, Acting Chief Administrative Officer

Donna Powell


Mrs. Powell is the Acting Chief Administrative Officer for the FirstNet Authority. She joined the FirstNet Authority in 2014 after holding senior roles at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of the Chief Information Officer. Prior to DHS, she worked at the U.S. Department of State.  Mrs. Powell’s background includes leadership roles in consulting, budget & finance, contract, performance, program and operations management in the public and private sector. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Studies and Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Science Degree in Administration (concentration, Public Administration) from Central Michigan University and a Master Certificate in Project Management (concentration, IT Project Management) from George Washington University.