About Will Donaldson


Will Donaldson, President and CEO

Will Donaldson joined the United States Marine Corps in 1992 as a combat correspondent and was subsequently promoted as the first webmaster for the Marines in 1995. He served his first tour at the Marine Barracks, Ground Self Defense Force in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for a year during the Haitian-Cuban migrant operations. After GTMO he deployed for two consecutive tours as part of 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa, Japan where he traveled to Australia, Korea, Thailand and Phnom Phen, Cambodia with Sen. John McCain. During his final tour at the Pentagon, as part of Headquarters, US Marine Corps, Donaldson established the baseline for all USMC websites and was an integral part of the newly established Department of Defense Internet Working Group.

Donaldson created the Marine Corps News system, a secure, web-based portal that continued to grow and remained in service for more than a decade with limited technical upgrades.  He has refined and converted this system for use in civilian applications with great success.

As a Marine, Donaldson developed a web-based replacement for  the antiquated "Fleet Hometown News Release" program, which submits more than 1 million press releases annually.  HCI's Media Release Services provide online press release services that are scalable for the largest grassroots campaigns, product and service announcements and lobbying efforts.

Donaldson has taught at the Defense Information School and has provided expert consultation and testimony in computer forensics for the FBI and USMC. 

Donaldson and HCI have provided technical services to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, multiple congressional offices and political campaigns, United States Navy League, Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Lockheed-Martin, the United States Marine Corps, Subway and others.

Donaldson has developed key social media and data portals that are in use by Fortune 100 companies and are replacing the antiquated military Early Bird.

A few note about Will Donaldson:

Will Donaldson has been board member of the Marine Executive Association for 16 years. [more]

Will Donaldson has been featured in the Washington Post. [more]

Will Donaldson is a patented inventor. [more]

Will Donaldson's company has been part of the Arlington County Chamber of Commerce for 15 years. [more]

Will Donaldson is a member of Business Executives for National Security.

In his spare time Donaldson enjoys writing and running. He completed his 11th Marine Corps Marathon in 2017.

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