Donna Hrinak is the president of Boeing Brazil and Boeing Latin America. She has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 2005.

Prior to joining Boeing, Hrinak was vice president of global public policy and government affairs at PepsiCo and corporate affairs director for Latin America and the European Union at Kraft Foods. She also previously held numerous diplomatic posts, serving as US ambassador to Brazil (2002-2004), Venezuela (2000-2002), Bolivia (1997-2000), and the Dominican Republic (2994-2997), as well as deputy assistant secretary of state for inter-American affairs (1991-1993).

Hrinak’s awards include the Order of Barão do Rio Branco from the government of Brazil and the Order of Merit of Duarte, Sánchez, and Mella from the government of the Dominican Republic. The US State Department has recognized her with its prestigious Career Achievement Award and the US Coast Guard has named her a recipient of its Distinguished Public Servant Award.

Hrinak serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and Fundação Dom Cabral. She is also a member of the International Women’s Forum and of the Organization of Women in International Trade.

Hrinak is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of Notre Dame Law School. She writes and speaks frequently on foreign policy and gender issues.