Board Spotlight: Donna Douglas

The Heritage Foundation commemorated nearly a half-century of preservation work and several outstanding historic restoration projects at our 47th Annual Meeting & Preservation Awards in May 2014.

The annual meeting also revealed the new slate of Heritage Foundation executive committee and board members. To thank those individuals who have committed to serve this organization and its mission, we’re helping you to get know them a little bit better in our new “Board Spotlight” series.

First up, Donna Douglas–a new member with plenty of energy for preservation work.

Donna Douglas on site at the Old, Old Jail
Donna Douglas on site at the Old, Old Jail

Name: Donna Douglas

Hometown: Milford, Michigan

Where do you work? I’m the Director of Human Resources at Jackson National Life Insurance

How long have you lived in Williamson County? 3.5 years

What is your favorite aspect of Franklin/Williamson County? It’s a big city with small town feel. I grew up on a farm, so I love the comfort of a rural environment and enjoy the conveniences the surrounding area offers me and my family.

In your opinion, what makes Franklin/Williamson County unique? The level of commitment towards economic development, preservation of historical sites/landmarks and community/charitable giving stand out.

Describe the people of this community in one phrase, word or sentence: The people of Franklin/Williamson County care about their community.

How did you learn about the Heritage Foundation’s work? Through Jackson’s involvement with the Heritage Foundation and the Franklin Theatre.

Why did you decide to devote your time to the Heritage Foundation? My love of historical preservation and community giving.

Do you currently serve on any other board and/or volunteer with any other organizations? I currently serve on the Franklin Theatre Board. I’m involved with many non-profit organizations that focus on children and the elderly (KaBoom Playground Build, Second Harvest Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House).

Do you have a favorite quote/saying? Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.  – Maya Angelou

Thank you for serving, Donna! To learn more about our board, go here.