BARBARA L. DORAN

Barbara L. Doran

managing partner, chief investment officer; BD8 capital PARTNERS, LLC


Barbara Doran was elected to the Board of Trustees by the Alumni in July 2013. She graduated from Penn State in 1975 with a B.A. in English from the College of the Liberal Arts and later completed an MBA from Harvard Business School.  She started out as a journalist here in State College, working as a newswoman for WRSC radio, writing for Penn State Sports Information and free-lancing for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

She was a three-sport varsity athlete at Penn State, was the first reporter to cover women’s sports for The Daily Collegian, and was the first Penn State woman to be selected to both the United States National Women’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Teams.

She has worked for over 30 years on Wall Street in senior positions at major Wall Street firms, and has started and run several firms including a hedge fund, and currently runs her own wealth advisory firm. She is a  published writer on sports and investments and appears regularly on CNBC commenting on stocks and the markets

May 2019