Donna Adkins-Eldridge, Executive Assistant
Donna Adkins-Eldridge is the executive assistant at Insight Education Group. In this role, Donna provides top-level assistance to the CEO & Founder and President while serving as the primary contact for internal and external clients to support projects from conception to completion.
Prior to joining Insight, Donna served as an executive assistant to the CEO, President and Vice President at AVAD LLC. In that role, she was responsible for managing the activities for 23 branch locations in North America to include offsite training, tradeshows and vendor agreements as well as overseeing the corporate office logistics.
Donna began her career in entertainment public relations as an independent publicist at Image Public Relations. She developed innovative media campaigns in film and television which also involved organized media events for an international music festival. She later diversified her career portfolio to media technologies by supporting the start-up phase of two research labs at Nokia Research Center Hollywood.
Donna is an advocate of servant leadership. She is inspired by the words of Nelson Mandela who said, “a leader…is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock letting the most nimble go out ahead, where upon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.”
Donna studied computer science at Hampton University. She earned an associate's degree in liberal arts & sciences at Los Angeles Valley College.