Eileen Donoghue is a Senior Security Advisor for The Edward Davis Company. Using her extensive experience in government and public administration, Donoghue works to lead business solutions in the public sector. Donoghue coordinates EDC projects with federal, state, and local organizations. Donoghue works closely with the Chief Operating Officer and other managers to promote, plan, and execute services to EDC public sector clients and government partners across all our verticals including but limited to risk management, managed security officers and cyber security.
Prior to joining EDC, Donoghue served as City Manager in Lowell, Massachusetts where she was tasked with leading the fourth largest city in the Commonwealth with a workforce of approximately 1,000 employees and an annual operating budget of more than $450 million. During her time as a City Manager, Donoghue prioritized economic development and improvements to Lowell infrastructure, overseeing the completion of major construction projects throughout the City. Prior to her appointment as City Manager, Donoghue represented the First Middlesex District in the Massachusetts State Senate from 2010 until 2018. Donoghue was regarded as a statewide leader in economic development, and served as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Export Development during her final term, and the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies from 2015-2016, during which time she led the passage of a $1 billion economic development package that authorized investments in infrastructure, job creation, workforce development, and housing production.
Before joining the Massachusetts State Senate, Donoghue served as the Mayor of Lowell and also served on the Lowell City Council. Donoghue earned a J.D. at Suffolk University Law School and practiced law for nearly four decades, specializing in civil litigation and real estate.