Roxanne Donovan

Roxanne Donovan is President of Great Ink, one of the country’s leading real estate-focused public relations firms, a business she founded in 1992. Her firm represents the full spectrum of the industry, including commercial, residential, finance, legal, construction, design, advisory, information services firms, and trade organizations in New York and nationally. In addition to securing media coverage for her clients, she is an expert in crisis communications and is a branding advisor for companies and marketing consultant for their assets. Earlier in her career, Donovan handled the real estate and economic development beat for the New York Daily News business section and served as National Senior Editor for Commercial Property News. She also spent three years as Editor of Real Estate Weekly and reported for consumer magazines and daily newspapers, including the Syracuse Herald-Journal, SPIN, and Hamptons Magazine. Donovan served as Director of Corporate Communications for the Edward S. Gordon Company, Inc., the predecessor to Insignia/ESG and CBRE, the country’s largest commercial real estate concerns. Donovan is a member of many professional, civic, and philanthropic organizations, including ULI, WX, the National Association of Real Estate Editors, the New York Advisory Council for the News Literacy Project, and the International Governing Board of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. She was also a founding Board member of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, the country’s largest private source of funding for innovative lung cancer research. She joined the PEN America Board in 2013.