Alison Donnelly

Position
Vice President of Finance
Biography

Vice President of Finance Alison Donnelly is responsible for Berklee’s financial operations—including annual financial statements and the financial statement audit—and for the management of Berklee’s operating and capital budgets and long-term forecast.  She leads the Accounting, Budget and Financial Planning, Student Accounts, and Campus Business Services teams.

Alison brings over 25 years of financial management and leadership experience spanning both private and nonprofit sectors. Alison joined Berklee in early 2019 from Harvard University, where she was responsible for the finances of the Harvard Library and Harvard College Library, including long-term financial planning and forecasting, annual budgets, management reporting, and capital planning.

Alison started her career at General Electric in the financial management program. She has served in numerous financial leadership positions at financial services firms, including American Express and Fidelity Investments, as well as at non-profits, including Oxfam America. 

Alison is a cum laude graduate with a bachelor of arts in economics from Colgate University. She also holds a master of business administration in finance and international management from Stern School of Business at New York University.