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Dennis J. Donovan
K. John Gutshaw
Katie S. Burdorf




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WDGCís three principals have a combined 100 years in the corporate site selection field.  Every company appearing on our client list has been advised by one of our principals.  Each principal is actively involved in consulting engagements.  Profiles of WDGCís three owners follow:
Dennis J Donovan is responsible for worldwide site selection services at  Wadley-Donovan-Gutshaw Consulting. Dennis has been advising corporations on office and industrial facilities location for 39+ years

At WDGC, Dennisí responsibilities include service innovation, client relationship management, coordinating worldwide consulting, directing office and industrial location projects and participating in industry education and trade associattion activities.

Dennis entered the site selection consulting field in the mid-1970s after a stint in the logistics unit of the former Republic Steel.  Before joining WDGC, Dennis was a location advisor with three management consulting firms. In 1992, he teamed with Jim Wadley (who ran JPW & Co from 1978-1991) to create The Wadley-Donovan Group, currently known as Wadley-Donovan-Gutshaw Consulting.

In recent years, Dennis has counselled companies across the industry spectrum on facilities site selection.  Clientele have included AFB (Pet Products), ABB, Barclays Capital, Bank Of America, BOC Group (Linde), Brembo, Campbell's, Boston Scientific, Plibrico (refractory materials)., Grafco (plastics), Moneygram, Harbor Freight Tools, Nortel, Gardner Denver, Veritas, Verizon and York Int'l.

Dennis has assumed a leadership position in the industryís primary trade association -- CoreNet Global. He created and teaches the organizationís site selection course both for certification and professional development. Additionally, Dennis was a member of CoreNetís 2010 and 2020 Strategy of Place Task Force, which assessed future trends in the design and execution of global location strategy. Dennis also belongs to the American Association of Geographers, Geographical Society of America, and the International Economic Development Council.

Dennis has authored numerous articles and is frequently quoted in the trade and general business media on emerging corporate location trends. He often speaks on the subject and teaches the basics of economic development.

A geographer by trade, Dennis earned a bachelorís degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He was awarded a masters degree in economic geography from the University of Rhode Island.

K. John Gutshaw has a long and distinguished track record as an advisor to corporations on location strategy. In his 36 years in the field, John has been a consistent innovator bringing significant added value to his corporate location clients. MORE


Katie S. Burdorf directs branding, positioning, and marketing for Wadley-Donovan-Gutshaw Consultingís global site selection practice. Katie has a 35 year track record in location consulting. Before joining WDG Consulting in the early 1990ís, she held consulting positions at three location advisory firms. MORE
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