Donna Grant Dorsey

Chief Human Resources Officer, Navistar Inc.

Donna Grant Dorsey leads the strategic HR direction of business operations while overseeing the team of HR generalists. She works closely with business leaders to determine the best approaches to leadership and organization development, succession planning, talent development, staffing, total rewards and strategic HR issues. She previously held roles within Navistar with increasing levels of responsibility including the leadership of Navistar Integrated Product Development organization.

Prior to joining Navistar, Dorsey was manager of Human Resources at Sears, Roebuck & Company (now Sears Holding) where she was instrumental in leading the development of people strategies for corporate functions, and served as a leader for diversity initiatives across the enterprise.

She has held other positions of increasing responsibility in Human Resources including:

  • Sr. Human Resources Manager, Recruitment – Sears
  • Human Resources Generalist – American Hospital Association
  • Employment Representative – Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • HR Generalist – Chicago Park District

As a leader in both her community and profession, Donna is President of the Board of Directors for HealthConnect One, and is on the HR Advisory Board for CareerPlace (formerly Barrington Career Center). She has received numerous honors including 2013 Illinois Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Women Award and 2012 Diversity MBA Magazine Top 50 under 50. In addition, she is a member of the Society Human Resource Management, the Northwest Human Resources Council, the National Association of African Americans in HR, the American Society of Training and Development, the National Urban League, the American Bar Association and the Illinois Bar Association. She holds a Paralegal certificate and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Rutgers University and a Juris Doctorate from Chicago Kent College of Law with a certification in labor and employment law. While in law school, she was president of the Black Law Students Association.

Donna lives in Gurnee, Illinois with her husband, Lance and sons Jayson, Dale and Isaiah.