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Suzanne Donaldson, founder and CEO of Donaldson Consulting, LLC.

Suzanne Donaldson is founder and CEO of Donaldson Consulting, LLC. Suzanne advises her public and private clients on managing their projects efficiently; implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion; providing business coaching for underutilized firms; and ensuring agency contracting compliance.

She is recognized in the construction and design community for creating a level playing field for underserved communities and businesses and collaborating effectively with multiple stakeholders. She has consulted on public and private development projects with over several billion dollars.

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100% Native American Woman Owned

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Client Lists & Links to Projects

Certifications & Associations

  • Washington — MWBE, DBE
  • Oregon — MBE, WBE, DBE
  • Alaska — DBE
  • Arizona - DBE
  • California — DBE
  • Hawaii — DBE
  • Idaho — DBE
  • Nevada — DBE
  • City of Seattle — Expert Consultant Roster
  • Federal WOSB and EDOSB

Associations & Memberships

  • OAME — Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
  • HMCC — Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • ONACC — Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce, former board member
  • SafeBuild Alliance – Member
  • City of Portland, Minority Evaluator Program
  • Portland Indian Leader Roundtable (alternate)

Client Testimonial: Metro

Suzanne has been dedicated in helping Metro increase diversity in contracting. With her outstanding leadership, dedication, and ability to support our goals, we've achieved great success in providing assistance to our clients. I strongly recommend Suzanne for projects that require strong leadership, professionalism, great organizational skills, and a pleasant demeanor.

Suzanne worked on a team to plan a workshop and conduct training on MWESB certification, sustainability in contracting, and successful proposal writing. She distinguished herself from other team members with her excellent leadership skills, outstanding outreach work, and dedication.

Gabriele Schuster Procurement Manager, Metro

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