HR on the Frontline of Corporate Response to George Floyd — Donna M. Hughes

Donna Hughes

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis triggered a civil rights moment that has forced businesses to evaluate their company culture. Donna M. Hughes was featured in a podcast Today’s Workplace with Ashley Ridgeway-Washington, to discuss how HR is on the frontline of corporate response to George Floyd.

Donna focuses on developing the next generation of leaders, which adds to improving business performance and talent management. She has previously worked with Fortune 500 companies in talent acquisition, workforce management and human resource strategy.

Donna drives business growth by seeing things through a ‘people lens’. She has led global HR programs across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Her responsibilities include HR, talent management, learning, and development, compensation and benefits administration, and employee relations.


Donna is EmblemHealth’s first Enterprise Chief People Officer. EmblemHealth is one of the nation’s largest non-for-profit healthcare insurers, serving more than 3 million members in New York City and the tri-state area, and employs 4,500 people. The Enterprise is made up of various brands, including affiliate, Advantage Care Physicians, a primary care and specialty practice.

A point of view is the angle of considering things. It’s a platform for people with a vision and a story to tell.