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Donna Addkison

Donna Addkison

Program Director - External Partnership and Financial Education


Areas of Expertise:  Community Economic Development, Workforce Development, Personal Finance, Grassroots Organizing, Advocacy, Financial Planning, Budgeting, Debt Management, Credit Acquisition – Use – Improvement, Money Management, Consumer Protection

Education and Licensure: M.S. in Criminal Justice from Troy University (AL); M.A. in Political Science from Mississippi State University; B.A. in English with Honors in Political Science from Mississippi University for Women; additional graduate hours in Political Science from The University of New Orleans.

Professional Experience:  Donna Addkison serves as Program Director for External Partnerships & Financial Education. She joined the LSS Financial Counseling team in 2017 following an extensive career in public service. Additionally, Donna has provided consulting services for organizations undergoing transformation or reorganization, organizations looking to develop fundraising and grant-writing capacity, and organizations intentionally expanding their outreach and communications work.

Media Appearances:  Donna has been interviewed on numerous local and national media outlets. Additionally, she has written for The Huffington Post and had a recurring “Ask the Expert” segment on the morning news at KPLC Channel 7 in Louisiana.