Donna Switzer is the founder of Beyond Compliance LLC Consulting, a woman-owned environmental, health, safety, and sustainability consulting firm that partners with organizations to solve environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements and improve social conditions. Donna is passionate about reducing risks associated with air emissions, water quality and availability, waste management, chemical and product handling, and workplace safety. She has worked with a broad range of companies in chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, construction, and power sectors in evaluating, developing, and implementing key ESG programs.
Before devoting her attention to Beyond Compliance, Donna spent 10 years working for a commercial waste management company in various customer service, compliance, and construction support roles, 5 years working in different manufacturing settings doing regulatory and environmental, health and safety compliance work, and 15 years working in the compliance and assurance group for a leading international consultancy. In these roles, she worked collaboratively with all levels of an organization to implement management systems, develop written programs and plans, identify risks and hazards, provide training, identify gaps in sustainability and compliance programs, and negotiate settlements with regulatory agencies.
Donna is a Certified Sustainability Practitioner, a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, and a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Drexel University. Additionally, she has completed the 10-hour OSHA Outreach programs for both construction and general industry.
In addition to being a consultant, Donna is an adjunct professor in the College of Engineering at Villanova University, is a member of the Board of Directors for Tombe.org, is an avid hockey player, and loves to ride motorcycles. Donna volunteers with the Township of West Pikeland where she provides support for two committees – the Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) and the Emergency Operations Committee (EOC). Donna also volunteers with the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports by providing assistance to athletes with different abilities, enabling them to participate in sporting events such as bicycle riding.