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Donaldson CEO Celebrates 20 Years: A Surprise Tribute to Carl Einsel’s Leadership & Legacy

Rockville, MD (May 18, 2023) – Donaldson celebrated a significant milestone on May 18th as colleagues gathered for a surprise party at Laperaux French Bistro in Germantown, MD, commemorating Chief Executive Officer Carl Einsel’s 20th anniversary with the company.

Einsel joined Donaldson in 2003 and leads the executive team in advancing the company’s vision, mission, and values, embodying not only exemplary leadership, but also friendship and mentorship to those around him. He was surprised by more than 30 Donaldson colleagues as well as his wife, Vicki.

“At Donaldson, we feel fortunate to have Carl as our CEO, setting an exceptional standard for leadership and inspiring us all to do our best work. His commitment to our team and our mission is unwavering, and we are proud to have him as our leader,” said Senior Vice President Jeanette Stahli.

Beyond his role as CEO, Carl oversees Donaldson Capital’s acquisition, financing, and disposition programs, playing a pivotal role in aiding clients with their respective ventures. As a Partner in Donaldson-KHS Impact Capital, Carl also contributes to the organization’s acquisitions, capital sourcing, and the development of resources aimed at executing the Donaldson-KHS Impact Capital mission of acquiring, preserving, and enhancing critically needed affordable housing through socially impactful community programming and environmentally conscious building investments.

“Over the 20 years with Donaldson I’ve watched this family-owned firm be rooted in its values and mission yet flexible to anticipate market changes and find opportunities to grow. I am proud of our team and the work that we do and look forward to continuing to build on our tradition of excellence,” Einsel said.