Donna Marquard, MS

“In today’s busy world, leaders need to master the art of developing and delivering messages that inform, influence, and inspire a range of audiences. I enjoy working with clients to understand their communications needs—and create programs that help them achieve their goals.”

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Donna brings more than 20 years of corporate communications experience to 3D Communications. Donna leads client programs and serves as Operations Lead for Strategic Communications. She is recognized for her client-focused ways of thinking and communicating to achieve meaningful business results.


Donna approaches her work collaboratively — asking good questions, listening with intention, and making decisions that are well-informed by clients and the 3D team. She has an innate understanding of what works in the toughest situations with the most critical stakeholders — and she leverages this whether designing or delivering client programs. A versatile, outcomes-focused communicator, Donna is skilled at working across boundaries, solving complex problems, and managing high-stakes initiatives.


Prior to joining 3D, Donna held executive-level roles at Medtronic, where she built and led communications functions for several business units, including Cranial & Spinal Technologies, the Restorative Therapies Group, and Neuromodulation. She was also director of worldwide franchise communications for Ethicon Endo-Surgery, a division of Johnson & Johnson, where she developed and delivered the internal and executive communications strategy for the business.

Throughout her career, Donna has advised top executives and effectively managed international issues and crises, including an FDA consent decree, warning letter, office closures, and product recalls. She has served as a company spokesperson and led the development and delivery of global communications strategies supporting product launches, functional transformations, and strategic shifts. Donna earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cleveland State University and a master’s degree in communications management from Syracuse University.

Special Interests

In her free time, Donna mentors early-career professionals and people exploring mid-career transitions. She also enjoys reading, visiting local festivals and fairs, and spending time with family and friends.

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