Donna L. Rober

Donna L. Rober
Ethics Commission Member

Ms. Donna Rober joined the Ethics Commission in June 2023. She is the owner and CEO of Second Wind Consulting, LLC, specializing in advising companies and organizations on technical approaches and solutions to telecommunications challenges of concern to Intelligence, Law Enforcement and National Security organizations. She started the company after retiring from Federal Service, allowing her to continue to support national security interests. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield Community Foundation, a charitable organization.

Donna began her government career in the US Army Women’s Army Corps and the Army Security Agency as an Army trained linguist, serving 10 years on active duty. In 1983, she accepted a civilian position with the National Security Agency (NSA). Over the ensuing years she served in a variety of organizations, held several management positions and represented NSA in assignments in the Washington DC area, in Europe and completed nearly two years of CENTCOM war zone deployments. The recipient of numerous awards and accolades from across the Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security Communities, Ms. Rober was also recognized by the Director NSA with an Exceptional Civilian Service Award for her outstanding technical and leadership achievements.

Ms. Rober is a Randolph-Macon Woman’s College alumna, majoring in International Relations with minors in French and Spanish. She is also a 1973 alumna of the Defense Language Institute West Coast where she studied Russian. She is recognized by NSA as a Master in Intelligence Analysis, a professional Ph.D. equivalent.

Born in Biddeford, Maine, Donna – as the daughter of a government contractor – travelled the country and the world. She still enjoys travelling, has several hobbies and treasures time spent with her family. She and her husband of 50 years, Ed, reside in Crownsville and spend many weekends sailing their catamaran “Second Wind” on the Chesapeake Bay. The Robers have two sons and five grandchildren who also reside in Crownsville.