Commissioner Erika Donalds
Appointed by Speaker
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Right to earn an honest living
Last Action: 1/25/2018 Unfavorable by Declaration of Rights, laid on Table; YEAS 1 NAYS 6
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, repeal campaign spending limits and public funding of campaigns for elective state-wide office
Last Action: 12/1/2017 Withdrawn from further consideration
EDUCATION, State board of education; School districts; school boards; State University System; compensation
Last Action: 1/22/2018 Unfavorable by Education, laid on Table; YEAS 3 NAYS 4
EDUCATION, Superintendent of schools; appointment
Last Action: 3/20/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
EDUCATION, School districts; school boards; limitation on member election period
Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Temporarily Postponed
EDUCATION, Public education; other educational services
Last Action: 3/21/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
EDUCATION, School districts; school boards
Last Action: 3/29/2018 On Committee agenda-- Style and Drafting, 04/03/18, 1:00 pm, 102 House Office Building, Tallahassee, Florida --Amendment(s) Adopted - Temporarily Postponed
LOCAL GOVERNMENT, technical revisions; Article VIII
Last Action: 3/2/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
|Occupation:||Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer & Partner, DGHM; District School Board of Collier County|
|City:||Naples (Collier County)|
Commissioner Erika Donalds is a fourth generation Floridian from Tampa, Florida. She attended Florida State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Accounting, and later, she earned a Masters in Accountancy from Florida Atlantic University. Commissioner Donalds is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Commissioner Donalds currently serves on the Collier County School Board, a position she was originally elected to in 2014. During her tenure on the school board, she co-founded the Florida Coalition of School Board Members (FCSBM) and served as the group’s President from 2015-2016. She remains a Director of FCSBM, and also serves on the Champions Advisory Council for Champions for Learning, Collier County’s education foundation.
Commissioner Donalds is Chief Financial Officer/Chief Compliance Officer and Partner at Dalton, Greiner, Hartman, Maher & Co., LLC (DGHM), an investment management firm. She has been with DGHM since 2002 and serves on the firm’s Management Committee. In 2014, she was named one of Gulfshore Business Magazine’s “40-Under-40.”
Commissioner Donald’s passion for education is exhibited by her extensive community involvement. She was a founding member and Past President of Parents R.O.C.K., “Parents’ Rights Of Choice for Kids,” a non-profit focused on uniting parents and providing representation for parent and student interests on state and local education issues. She also served as a founding Advisory Board Member for Mason Classical Academy, a Hillsdale College public charter school in Collier County and was the weekly Education Correspondent for Daybreak on 92.5FM Fox News Radio.
Since moving to Naples in 2002, Commissioner Donalds and her husband Byron have provided financial counseling to countless families and have served in the youth ministry of their church, Living Word Family Church, since 2002. Together they have three school-age sons – Damon, Darin and Mason.