Donna joined Pilkey-Hopping & Ekberg in 1981 as a producer in the commercial lines division. She speaks fondly of her early years with Pilkey-Hopping & Ekberg, usually telling stories of the kindness of Don Pilkey. Donna is the past President of the Washington State Independent Agents and Brokers Association. She has also served as an active member of the local chapter of this national organization. Donna is a long-time member of the National Association of Insurance Professionals, and she is Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, a national designation.
In addition, her personal contributions to the community include past President for Tacoma Rescue Mission, and board service with United Way of Pierce County (treasurer). Other volunteer service to Rotary 8, Soroptimists International, and Mary Bridge Children Hospital – Orthopedic Guild. Advisory and board positions Gonyea Boys & Girls Club, and for Clover Park Technical College and Bates Technical College and past President of the PTA for Life Christian School.
She lives in University Place with her husband, Paul. Their son Jarrod, a graduate from the University of WA, resides in Seattle with his wife, Laura. She enjoys reading, golfing, baking, attending plays, water color painting and travel. Donna’s favorite tool, her GPS in her car and she believes in “Service Above Self” and having fun.