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David Donovan
Consultant, Donovan Company, LLC


David Donovan is a management consultant with over 30 years experience in business strategy and organizational development. He formed Donovan Company in 1998 after retiring from the management consulting firm he co-founded called Metzler Group Management Consultants and later renamed Navigant Consulting, Inc. Prior to 1998 he consulted for the energy utility industry on regulatory issues, organizational strategy and business planning. During that time he consulted to over sixty energy utility corporations and regulatory commisions across the United States and testified in regulatory hearings in more than a dozen states. 

He has extensive experience in business planning within complex organizations. As Business Planning Manager for Dart Industries in the early 1980s he was responsible for the planning processes of more than 50 business units, including Duracell Batteries, Tupperware and other consumer and industrial marketing companies. Today Donovan Company is a sole-proprietorship management consulting firm focusing on organizational strategy and analysis. Clients have included technology startup companies, nonprofit agencies, healthcare organizations and universities. 

David has also been an active investor in business startup ventures as well as an engaged community volunteer, and has served on a number of corporate, nonprofit and advisory boards. He is currently President of the Capital Community Angels, a groups of investors in early startup businesses, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Michigan Angel Fund, a statewide angel investment organization. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Nonprofit Association and is a past Board Chair of the Capital Region Community Foundation. Other organizations with which he has volunteered or served as a board member include St. Vincent Catholic Charities, Capital Area United Way and the Mid Michigan Food Bank. 

David's food bank experience began about five years ago when he was asked to join the advisory board of the Mid Michigan Food Bank. He subsequently became very involved in strategic planning for the organization and became an advocate for the creation of a single food bank organization serving mid-Michigan. He has attended two national Feeding America annual conferences and has visited a number of food banks around the country. 

David has been honored to receive public recognition for his volunteerism and philanthropy in recent years. He was the recipient of the 2011 Community Foundation Philanthropy Award, presented by Michigan Governor Snyder of behalf of the Council of Michigan Foundations; the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year Award, present by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in 2008; and the Ballentine Award for Extraordinary Service to Children and Families; presented by St. Vincent Catholic Charities in 2006.


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