Donna Anselmo, MS | Founder, President, Author, AM Talk Radio Host
Donna Anselmo is a marketing and communications expert, author, and radio personality. She began her career as a hypnotherapist and director of The New York Hypnosis Center, where she witnessed and was intrigued by the influence of communication on behavior and success. Donna turned to journalism in 1986, gaining another perspective on communications as a reporter and managing editor. She later was named to the public affairs team at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she began as a publicist for the University Hospital and Health Sciences Center, and was rapidly promoted to director of publications. At the University, she earned a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Policy & Management.
In 1999, Donna joined the $4.1 billion Olsten Staffing Services enterprise, served as director of internal communications and publications, and oversaw communications strategy and execution as a member of the transition team during an $11.8 billion merger with Adecco SA, which formed the world’s largest staffing service agency. Donna later was named vice president of Elite Technical Services, Inc., a national provider of technology consultants. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, Donna founded Comvergence, an integrated marketing firm, and later partnered in Proposaldocs LLC. After deciding in 2008, to divide her time between Long Island, NY, and Melbourne, FL, she transformed those enterprises into Bold Marketing Solutions, Inc., which focuses on business and integrated marketing strategy, public relations, marketing communication, and training. Certified as an Extraordinary Self® professional development coach, Donna helps her clients identify challenges, chart steps for success, and develop the skills of high achievers.
An award-winning writer since high school, and recipient of multiple journalism and communication awards, Donna’s news, feature, and research articles have been published in The New York Times, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, and Times-Beacon-Record newspapers, among other publications. In July 2010, Donna became a published author when her book Marketing Demystified, was published by McGraw-Hill. Donna's passion for knowledge sharing led her to launch BOLDTALKTM Business Radio on AM 1300 WMEL Radio in Cocoa, FL, in 2008. Her weekly talk show aired live in Florida and streamed on www.am1300wmel.com for more than two years. Today, Donna continues airing special segments as a talk show host and co-host, educating business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals in success practices.
Donna’s long history of community involvement includes having served as a PTA president and lobbying for many years on behalf of child safety and education. She served as chair of the Suffolk County SAFE KIDS Coalition, a branch of the National SAFE KIDS Campaign; and executive vice president of the Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women, among other volunteer endeavors. In 2010, Donna was honored with the Long Island Center’s prestigious Achievers’ Award and in 2010 was celebrated as a Woman of Excellence by the Women's Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology. She also has served on the board of directors for the Smithtown Industry Advisory Board, the Stony Brook University Association, and Stony Brook University Hospital Auxiliary. More recently, Donna served on the board of directors of the American Red Cross Space Coast Chapter, in Florida.
A resource to media and professional organizations, Donna has been featured in Meet the Press television interviews, has interviewed political candidates on News 12 Long Island, has been quoted in Newsday, Long Island Business News, Mark of Excellence, and other publications on topics relating to the economy, leadership, change management, business, injury prevention, and legislative policy. She also has appeared live on on News12 Long Island, Jobline, CBS Radio, AM 1300 WMEL, and the NASA Channel, among other broadcast media.
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