Alison Donnelly

Vice President of Finance

Alison Donnelly, vice president of finance, comes to Berklee with more than 25 years of financial management and leadership experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors. She spent five years at 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. 

She successfully balanced the Harvard College Library budget after a period of budget deficits and helped drive effective utilization of more than 1,500 restricted funds. She also developed and executed a long-term financial plan to deploy the library’s resources to the highest strategic priorities. She has served in finance roles at Fidelity, General Electric, and American Express. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Colgate University and a Master of Business Administration from New York University.