Donna Lea Jones was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. She attended Valdosta State University, where she received a BA in speech communications with a minor in public relations. Throughout university, Donna worked at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, which led her to move there after graduation.
Donna began her career in cellular sales with Bell South Mobility. After six months, she decided to move to the pharmaceutical industry, which led her to SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals in Gainesville in 1993. She worked with them for nearly 5 years before leaving to work with Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals (sold to Pfizer), where she worked for seven years as their senior sales specialist.
In 2004, Donna joined BoneCare International Pharmaceuticals as their biotech sales specialist. Then in 2005, she started at Astellas Pharmaceuticals as their cardiovascular hospital sales specialist and then their hospital products sales specialist. Jones moved on to AbbVie Pharmaceuticals in 2008 where she worked for the next eight years.
During Donna’s 23 years in pharmaceuticals, she has sold 37 different prescription pharmaceutical products. She was the 2011 VIP Award Winner for high sales with the Metabolic Team at AbbVie, as well as the recipient of the 2012 and 2013 Summit Presidents Club for top 7% sales representative in the company.
In her free time, this self-proclaimed foodie enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, volunteering, doing yoga, and spoiling her Shih Tzu. She is also a compassionate woman of Christian faith and enjoys spending time with her community at church, volunteering for various Orlando charities.