Senior Vice President, Global People and Places
Adobe Systems Incorporated
As senior vice president of Global People and Places, Donna Morris leads an organization focused on driving the company’s workforce strategy including talent acquisition, development, rewards and workplace experience for 12,000+ employees worldwide. The People and Places global team is focused on building a diverse community of employees that will contribute to the scale and acceleration of company growth. As Adobe’s culture continues to evolve, Donna is focused on retaining the company core values that have contributed to it being recognized as an exceptional place to grow, develop and make an impact.
During her career, she has led both generalist and specialist human resources functions in the high technology, communications and government fields. Prior to becoming senior vice president in March 2007, she held several other management positions within Adobe People Resources, providing leadership to the company’s global organizational and people activities. Before joining Adobe, she was vice president of human resources and learning at Accelio Corporation, a Canadian software company acquired by Adobe in 2002.
Donna has earned several industry honors, including Human Resources Professional of the Year in Ottawa, Canada, and the Silicon Valley YWCA’s Tribute to Women (TWIN) Award. She is currently on the board of directors for the Adobe Foundation and was formerly a board member for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in California. Additionally, she is on the Foothill-DeAnza Community College Industry Advisory Council, and a mentor with C100, a non-profit that supports Canadian technology entrepreneurship. Donna has a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, and holds the the Society for Human Resource Management- Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Senior HR Professional (SHRP) and Canadian Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designations.
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