Since joining McDowell Group in 1998, Donna has managed a wide range of projects including education, health and social services, community development, public policy, and economic analyses. She specializes in coordinating projects that involve high-level interviewing, complex survey research components, and diverse stakeholders.
Donna enjoys the ability to develop excellent friendships and long-term client relationships through her work. As one of McKinley Research’s senior staff members, she manages the firm’s Anchorage office.
Before joining McDowell Group, Donna worked extensively on international business development and emerging market issues for the State of Alaska. Before moving to Alaska in the 1980s, she worked for an Ottawa-based international trade and investment consulting firm and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Donna holds a master’s degree in International Political Economy from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. Donna lives in Anchorage with her husband and two sons, and enjoys gardening and fly fishing.