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Donna Palumbo-Miele

Assistant Professor of Practice

Dr. Donna Palumbo-Miele is Founder and CEO of Concordia Supply Chain Group LLC, a WBENC-certified supply chain management solution consulting firm she founded in 2020, providing startups to Fortune 500 clients with solutions in business process outsourcing, strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, supplier diversity, and supply chain sustainability. Prior, Donna held an executive level position in Global Procurement for Bloomberg L.P. in New York City and roles of increasing responsibility in supply chain disciplines at Johnson & Johnson, including 15 years at The Walt Disney Company. Significant leadership assignments have afforded achievements in product development, global sourcing, direct and indirect sourcing, advanced sourcing and innovation, supplier-enabled innovation, inventory management, logistics, reverse logistics, supplier relationship management, supplier diversity, corporate social responsibility, and supply chain sustainability. Additionally, Donna has been teaching as an adjunct professor for nearly 10 years. Donna is a member of the CSCMP Board of Directors, former Chair of the Sustainable Supply Chain Committee. She has led numerous industry profession forefront initiatives, including the 2020 and 2021 Editions of State of Supply Chain Sustainability reports in collaboration with MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, and created CSCMP’s Supply Chain Sustainability Award. Also, Donna is a member of AWESOME and the Women’s Forum of New York. Donna is former Chair of Penn State’s Center for Supply Chain Research® Advisory Board and a past member of several other boards over the years, having provided her leadership and volunteerism to various causes.

Donna earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Logistics and a minor in Management Information Systems from The Pennsylvania State University, a master’s in Business Administration from The University of Tampa, and her doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Human Resources from Nova Southeastern University. 

Donna has been published in the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management and has been recognized for her impact as a Top 10 Woman in Supply Chain by Warner Communications, was a Women in Supply Chain Alumna Leading the Way Honoree by The Pennsylvania State University’s Smeal College of Business, and one of the recipients of the 2021 Supply & Demand Executive Women in Supply Chain Award.

  • Strategic sourcing (direct & indirect)
  • Procurement
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Supplier diversity
  • DEI
  • Supplier enabled innovation
  • Global sourcing
  • Logistics
  • Product development
  • Reverse logistics
Palumbo-Miele CV.pdf