Donna Carpenter
CEO, Burton Snowboards
Donna Carpenter and her husband Jake Burton Carpenter are the sole owners of Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboard company. Since 1982, Donna has held a multitude of roles at Burton, which originally operated out of her Vermont barn and now has offices in Vermont, Austria, Japan, California, Australia, China and Canada. During the past three decades, she has built snowboards, answered phones, expanded Burton’s market to Europe, including living in Austria for four years, and held the CFO position.