Donna Pantaleo Murphy '78

Donna Pantaleo Murphy '78

Donna joined the Havas network as Chief Financial Officer of North America in 1987 and then went on to become the Chief Operating Officer of Euro RSCG Life Worldwide. In 2006, Donna was promoted to Global CEO with her partner, Doug Burcin. Today, she and Doug are responsible for the Havas Health global network, consisting of 60 agencies and 2,500 employees worldwide. Havas WW has named them Management Team of the Year for 2010, 2011 and 2012. Medical Marketing & Media named Havas Health 2010 Network of the Year. That same year, Adweek, in its first-ever selection, named Havas Health Healthcare Agency of the Year. The Irish Voice also named Donna one of the Most Influential Irish American Women of 2010.

Donna is known for her visionary style of leadership, one that emphasizes new strategic ideas and inspires her employees to find innovative solutions for the health and wellness business.

She and Doug have taken the network to new levels of organic growth and continued momentum. She’s known for leading brands through transformations of their business.

Donna is an active board member of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication and member of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program’s Leadership Council.

Donna is a native New Yorker with a B.B.A.in Public Accounting from Pace University. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Jim, their children, Taryn and Jimmy, and their English Springer Spaniels, Kerry and Mulligan.