Donna Hrinak has a proven record of international success in both the public and private sectors.
As a career officer in the U.S. Foreign Service, she worked in Eastern Europe and Latin America, including as U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic. In Washington, DC she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Mexico and the Caribbean and worked in the Congressional office of Rep. Patricia Schroeder, on a fellowship from the American Political Science Association.
After leaving government service, Donna joined the Miami law firm of Steel Hector & Davis as Senior Counselor for Trade and Competition. Her private sector experience also includes serving as President of Boeing for Latin America and Canada and Vice President for Global Public Policy at PepsiCo, where she led the International Food & Beverage Alliance.
Donna is a member of the boards of Adtalem Global Education and the Interamerican Dialogue. She is a proud Spartan from Michigan State University, which also awarded her an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, and attended The George Washington University and the University of Notre Dame School of Law. She and her husband, Frans Boetes, a native of The Netherlands, live in Miami, Florida and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.