David Donaldson
David Donaldson

David Donaldson, who was VP-external affairs & corporate communications at Birmingham-based Vulcan Materials Co., has signed on as senior advisor at Summit Strategy Group, the corporate reputation, PA and ESG advisory in Los Altos, CA.

During his 40-year run at the construction materials company, Donaldson handled crisis management, government relations, community engagement, ESG matters and site development in California, the southeast and mid-Atlantic states.

He is experienced in land use matters, environmental regulatory compliance, sustainability and stakeholder engagement.

Michael Law, Summit CEO & founder, has known and worked with Donaldson for more than 30 years. “His insight and experience across a broad range of issues will be invaluable assets to the Summit team and our client roster,” said Law.

Donaldson, who will be based in Birmingham, will help Summit grow its portfolio of mining, energy and chemical companies and its presence in the southeast.