Donna Paul - BDO Greater Washington, D.C.

Donna Paul

Business Services & Outsourcing Managing Director


BDO McLean Office



Executive Summary

Donna Bernardi Paul, has more than 25 years of Human Resources (HR) experience with an emphasis in talent management and organizational development.
She is committed to helping organizations thrive in today's demanding environment. Donna is recognized for her success in developing and implementing organizational improvement and talent management strategies such as:
  • Executive Coaching
  • Management Training, including How to Hire High Achievers for your organization and How to Manage Employee Performance
  • Mentoring programs and partnerships
  • Building interpersonal skills for sales, teamwork, and collaboration
  • Developing organizational succession plans
  • Designing performance management and total rewards strategies
  • Conducting organizational assessments, including policy design and risk mitigation
Donna has extensive experience providing leadership and direction to HR staff members serving employee populations of up to 10,000. She has been instrumental in the design and development, implementation and monitoring of regional and national employment policies and programs as well as the development and delivery of leadership and employee enrichment courses.

Professional Affiliations

Commercial Real Estate Women
Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area
Society for Human Resource Management, Northern Virginia Chapter
Washington Real Estate Personnel Forum


M.S., Personnel & Human Resource Management, The American University
Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), since 1996
Certified as a SHRM-Sr. Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), since 2015