Donna Blackman

Donna Blackman, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

Donna Blackman, CAO and Treasurer, brings more than 20years of experience in accounting, finance, and strategic planning. In her role at Stride, she oversees procurement, receivables and cash management, accounts payable, school and corporate accounting, other controller functions, and treasury.

Most recently, Ms. Blackman served as the SVP of Business Operations at BET Networks, where she oversaw finance, strategy, research, live events, security, facilities, and operations. During her tenure at BET, she also held roles as SVP and Head of Finance, SVP, Financial Planning and Analysis, and SVP Finance and Controller.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Blackman worked for Marriott International and KPMG in a variety of leadership roles in accounting and finance.

Ms. Blackman earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, a bachelor’s degree in accounting from North Carolina State University, and is a certified public accountant.