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Donna Jones Baker is the President & CEO of the Urban League of Greater Cincinnati, a position she has held since November 2003. Prior, Baker was Executive Director of Associated Black Charities, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, since 1989. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Xavier University – Cincinnati; co-chairperson of Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory’s Complete Count Committee, and of PULSE the Women’s Fund regional study on the status of women and girls in Greater Cincinnati. As a member of the Board of the Greater Cincinnati Chamber, she has chaired the Women Excel Advisory Board of the Chamber. She is a member, Cincinnati Chapter, Links Incorporated. Baker is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta, a community service sorority.

The Urban League board of trustees and the community benefit from Baker’s educational mix of a bachelor’s degree in Social Work earned at Murray State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore. She has participated in several leadership programs including the Urban League’s African American Leadership Development Program, Leadership Cincinnati, the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership Program, LEADERSHIP Maryland, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School Program for Senior Executives. Baker has been the recipient of numerous prestigious rewards, including YWCA of Greater Cincinnati’s 2006 Woman of Achievement Award, a Human and Civil Rights Award from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference among others.

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