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Donna Scholer

Chief Operating Officer, Microbiologics

Leadership Panel

Speaker Bio:

During her 35-year career at Microbiologics, Donna Scholer has risen through the ranks by taking on many different roles. Donna’s path to her current role as Chief Operating Officer included positions in Customer Service, Research and Development, Shipping, Specialty Production, and Packaging to name a few. Donna’s long tenure at Microbiologics demonstrates that there are always opportunities for growth within an organization if you are willing to work hard and continuously learn. Understanding change, and how to adapt, has been Donna’s greatest strength over the course of her career. Donna recognized opportunities to learn new roles as Microbiologics expanded and jumped at the chance to take on leadership positions.

Her passion for equal opportunity is put into action by being a member of Granite Equity Partner’s Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group. Donna has been an active member of the United Way of Central Minnesota’s Access to Food Team, a Girl Scout Troop Leader, and a member of the Department of Biological Sciences Advisory Board at St. Cloud State University.

Donna has been married to her husband, Lynn, for 33 years. They have two children: Mariah, 28 and Anthony, 23. Her daughter is expecting their first grandchild this summer. Donna enjoys gardening, hiking, traveling and playing with the many animals that share their home.