Donna Joe, Assistant General Counsel and Vice President, Business Affairs

Donna Joe is an Assistant General Counsel and Vice President, Business Affairs, working in the CPB General Counsel’s Office.  In this role, she works closely with CPB’s television, radio and media strategy departments, advising CPB managers and project staff, structuring and negotiating contracts with grantees identified to receive funds from CPB, reviewing and analyzing transactional documents, as well as monitoring the performance of CPB grant agreements to ensure compliance.

Previously, Ms. Joe worked in CPB’s Office of Business Affairs, where as Senior Director she was a key contributor to the design and implementation of CPB’s electronic grants management database.  In this role, Ms. Joe also led efforts to improve and revise CPB’S contracting and project management operations by designing and implementing policies and business processes that resulted in greater efficiencies in the contract drafting and management lifecycle processes.

Ms. Joe has extensive transactional experience working with large and start-up companies in the IT software, telecommunications, and radio broadcast industries.  Prior to joining CPB in 2009, Ms. Joe worked for Urban One (formerly Radio One), GenBand (formerly NextPoint Networks) and Nextel Communications.

Ms. Joe has a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Princeton University.   She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the state of Pennsylvania.