Donna Zarcone, ’87

President and CEO
The Economic Club of Chicago

Donna Zarcone

Donna F. Zarcone, ’87, is president and CEO of The Economic Club of Chicago, one of nation's most influential forums for the dissemination of economic, business, and social views, dedicated to fostering the development of leaders within Chicago's civic and business community. Donna previously served as founder, president, and CEO of D.F. Zarcone & Associates LLC, a strategic advisory firm providing consulting at the executive and board level. Prior to this role, she was president of Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. where she led the international company through transformational growth. In her eight year tenure as president, managed loans grew from $1.1 billion to more than $6 billion, market share grew from 20 to 50 percent, and annual operating income increased from $20 million to more than $200 million. Zarcone holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She is a certified public accountant.