Stephanie B. Donovan, JD

Chief Legal Officer

Stephanie Donovan provides comprehensive legal support to ABMS and its affiliates and subsidiaries on a wide variety of matters, including contracts, data privacy, employment, governance, intellectual property, legislation, and litigation. She is also involved in strategic planning, diversity and equity initiatives, collaboration with the ABMS community, and coordination with outside legal counsel.

Ms. Donovan has devoted her career to using the law to advance the missions of public service organizations, particularly in the fields of education, assessment, and credentialing. Before joining ABMS, she served as General Counsel of the Illinois State Board of Education where she supported schools and educators across the state in initiatives focused on improving teaching, learning, and licensure reform. Prior to this experience, Ms. Donovan was the General Counsel for a start-up professional learning company dedicated to supporting educators in developing and motivating students to create a culture of educational ownership. For nearly a decade prior to that role, Ms. Donovan was in private practice representing the Board of Education of the City of Chicago and the City of Chicago in collective bargaining negotiations and legislative matters involving educators and all ranks of police officers and firefighters.

Ms. Donovan earned her Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.