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




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WDGC’s 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 WDGC’s three owners follow:
Dennis J Donovan is responsible for worldwide site selection services at Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting. The firm has been advising corporations on office and industrial facilities location for 39+ years. At WDG Consulting, Dennis’ responsibilities include MORE
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 Consulting’s global site selection practice. Katie has a 35 year track record in location consulting. Before joining WDG Consulting in the early 1990s, she held consulting positions at three location advisory firms.

At WDGC, Katie’s responsibilities extend beyond marketing. She also assumes prime responsibility for selected account relations, interfaces with clients for feedback on service improvement, participates on consulting projects by obtaining customized information on areas from field contacts, provides market intelligence to help WDG Consulting maintain a leadership edge, and ensures that all clients are receiving service beyond expectations. In addition, she guides WDG Consulting clients into transitioning other advisory services from strategic alliance partners.

Katie developed her expertise in the trenches of project consulting. In fact, a portion of her time is still expended on location advisory projects--to still keep abreast of the latest trends. Among companies that have been advised by Katie Burdorf are ADP, Blue Shield of CA, Apria Health Insurance, The Children's Place, Diamond Credit Union, Metcar (carbon graphite products), Indo-MIM (precision metals), Oriental Trading, St. Nersess Seminary, Target, American Express, and Wickes Lumber.

Ms. Burdorf attended MacMurray College and Seton Hall University. She is a 33+ year member in the industry's premier trade/professional organization, CoreNet Global.  A former member of the Strategic Leadership Forum's NYC Chapter, IEDC (International Economic Development Council), and Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC).  Within CoreNet Global she is a past 12-year board member of the New York City Chapter and a past 3-year board member of the New Jersey Chapter.

Ms. Burdorf has authored articles for Business Week, The Corporate Real Estate Executive and Call Center Solutions and taught courses on business location at the Institute for Corporate Real Estate and the University of Georgia. She has also been a featured speaker at CoreNet Global, NAIOP, IEDC, as well as various state economic development conferences. Her topics focus on corporate location decision-making, leadership, site selection and economic development issues. Ms. Burdorf received a Leadership Recognition Award from the NJ Chapter of CoreNet Global and a Chapter Foundation Award from the organization’s Tri-State Chapters.


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