#365daysofdarkness: LaDonna Boyd

CEO, R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation

LaDonna Boyd is a native of Nashville, TN, where her family has resided for the past five generations, leaving a significant impact on the economic development and cultural history of the city and beyond.

She is CEO of one of the largest publishing centers in the Southeast, R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation. The Boyd lineage is one of desire, common sense, hard-work, self-determination and, as a result, four generations of prosperity.

Her great-great-grandfather, Rev. Dr. R.H. Boyd, founded three continuously operated minority owned businesses in the country. Those businesses are Citizen’s Bank, National Congress of Contemporary Christian Training, and R. H. Boyd Publishing Corporation.

LaDonna serves on the Board of Directors at Citizens Savings Bank and Trust, which was founded by her great-great-grandfather in 1904. LaDonna is member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, a Commissoner of Nashville’s Historic Zoning Commission, as well as well as many other local charities.

She is a graduate of Spelman College, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, with a minor in French. She is also a graduate of Tennessee State University, where she earned her MBA with a concentration in Finance. She has served on the TSU College of Business’ Economics and Finance Advisory Board since 2012. Currently, she is a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University, where her studies focus on corporate technology implementation, andragogy (adult learning), women’s studies, and leadership in the Black church.

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