A proud graduate of the Charlotte Amalie High School Class of 1983, Senator Donna Frett- Gregory is a product of the territory’s public-school system and epitomizes the breed of talent, professionalism, and public service available in our small community. Coupled with in-depth knowledge and an understanding of territorial and federal fiscal principles, Senator Frett-Gregory has 30 years of public financial and administration experience. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University, Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Morgan State University. She also holds several distinguished certificates, including a certificate in senior executive leadership from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government and an advanced government finance certification from the Government Finance Officers Association.
Prior to taking office, the senator served as Chief Financial Officer for the Virgin Islands Port Authority and was instrumental in reducing the expenses of the organization. As Commissioner of the Virgin Islands Department of Education, she was influential in developing a 5-year Strategic Plan. She also held the positions of Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner for Fiscal and Administrative Services. She served as the Director of Operations in the Virgin Islands Department of Justice for 15 years where she oversaw the administrative operations of the Bureau of Corrections. Her early career started in the 17th through 20th Legislatures where she first served as an accounting clerk in the Business Division of the Legislature of the Virgin Islands, and was later promoted to Budget Analyst in the Post Audit Division. She has served on two Governor transition teams: Governor Charles Turnbull - Financial and Governor Kenneth Mapp - Property and Procurement. Articulate and organized, her background demonstrates her ability to lead large teams and manage substantial budgets.
Senator Frett-Gregory is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Sigma Theta Omega Chapter. She recently served as President of the local chapter and has held other various positions where she often led chapter community activities like voter registration drives, voter awareness campaigns and Alpha Kappa Alpha Day on the Capitol. Senator Frett-Gregory was elected to the thirteenth Virgin Islands Board of Education (VIBE) where she had oversight responsibility of the Virgin Islands Public School System and is a former University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustee member, former WTJX Channel 12 Board Member, VI Cultural Endowment board member, and former board member for Kidscope, Inc.
Senator Frett-Gregory is the recipient of several awards, to include the Department of Education Commissioner’s Outstanding Leadership Award, and an Award of Outstanding Service from the VI Board of Education. Senator Frett-Gregory has been recognized by the US Virgin Islands Montserrat Association for her commitment to education and received the SPARKS Youth Group Flames of Inspiration award. In 2017, she was awarded the International Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Soror of the Year.
Senator Frett-Gregory’s backbone and support is her family and her passion is to serve the Virgin Islands community.
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