Meet the Team

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Donna Burnett



Donna is the President and Founder of Contact 1. After working in human resources in the legal field, and experience with temporary staffing management and direct-hire staffing, Donna was inspired to start Contact 1. Her goal was to create a space where candor meets customer experience, building a team where quality standards are applied equally.


Donna is driven by the need to solve hiring challenges for client companies while supporting the careers of talented candidates along the way. Her direct, straightforward approach has garnered the loyalty of DC’s top for-profits, non-profits, and law firms for over 30 years. The connections forged with Contact 1’s candidates are just as strong, resulting in long-term partnerships, repeat placements, and an extensive referral network.


Outside of work, Donna enjoys gardening, tap-dance, music, yoga, and spending time with her two cats, family and friends.

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