Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
Donna N. Kimmel is a trusted Human Resources leader with more than 30 years of active experience in creating and implementing successful global organizational development and talent strategies that drive business results. Throughout her career she has delivered comprehensive people programs, led large scale end-to-end business initiatives (including corporate reorganizations, spin-offs—from public to private to public—and integrations for global M&A activities), and catalyzed cultural transformations. Donna has built a strong reputation as an influential leader during times of change by maintaining a clear vision and consistently delivering excellence.
She proudly serves as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for Citrix, a leading $3B USD multinational technology company that makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Based in South Florida, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. The company relies on the contributions of more than 9,000 employees in more than 50 countries to enable the extraordinary and power a world where people, organizations, and things are securely connected and accessible. Donna is responsible for all aspects of identifying, fostering and developing top talent at Citrix as well as overseeing organizational strategies that maximize engagement and position the company to win in the marketplace.
Before joining Citrix, Donna was the Senior Vice President, Human Resources for IGT, PLC a $6.5B USD multinational commercial operator and provider of innovative technology in regulated worldwide lotteries and gaming markets operating in more than 60 countries with 14,000 employees. Prior to that, she served as the Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, for Sensata Technologies, a $2B technology and manufacturing organization that operates in more than 20 countries with 13,000 employees. Donna also held leadership roles within Texas Instruments in Dallas and Fannie Mae in Washington, D.C.
Having earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Delaware, Donna later received a Master’s of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University.
She is a dedicated member of the community and in addition to serving on the Equality Means Business Advisory Board she is on the Board of Directors for the University of Rhode Island’s International Engineering Program and recently served as Chair of the Board at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, a 100-year old independent community hospital.