LaDonna Gooden, MBA – 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader Awardee


LaDonna Gooden, MBA

Vice President of Client Services
Wharton School of Business/University of Pennsylvania

Gooden currently has P&L responsibility for research and consulting services with major US wireless brands. With a background in multiple industries including telecom, energy, media, research, and financial services, her experiences cover formulating and implementing successful business strategies, designing creative solutions to meet business needs, and developing key partnerships. Over the last decade, she’s held increasingly responsible roles with Sprint, Acadian Asset Management, Weber Group Public Relations, and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton law firm. Fluent in French, she conducted business studies at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Lyon, in Lyon, France. She is a board member of the Kansas City Young Audiences and Niles Home for Children, and received several honors for leadership. Gooden is actively involved with youth in her community and is co-founder of KC Scholars Program, which prepares urban students for college exams.