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Widseth Smith Nolting names Donnay president

Widseth Smith Nolting announced recently that Kevin Donnay was selected to be the firm’s next president.

Donnay will take the helm Dec. 1, succeeding Tim Moe, who has held the top position since 2004.

Donnay is currently a WSN vice president and a member of the board of directors.

He will oversee an engineering, architecture, land surveying and environmental services firm that has seen strong and consistent growth since its founding in Crookston in 1975. WSN now maintains eight offices in Minnesota and North Dakota and employs 190 people representing a wide range of disciplines.

Donnay joined WSN in 1996 when his architectural firm, Meyer Donnay, merged with the company. He has led WSN’s architecture department for the past 12 years.

“I’m excited to take on this incredible opportunity,” Donnay said. “I see this new role as an opportunity to build on the great staff and solid nucleus that we’ve assembled. We’re definitely moving in a positive direction, and I see many more good things ahead.”

WSN’s body of design work is diverse, encompassing roads, trails and bridges; water, wastewater and storm water systems; industrial park layout and design; site design; government centers; K-12 schools; higher education buildings; healthcare facilities, senior living facilities, professional offices, retail stores; and manufacturing/industrial structures. WSN has designed infrastructure and building projects for public and private clients throughout the upper Midwest.

Offices are located in Alexandria, Baxter/Brainerd, Bemidji, Crookston, East Grand Forks, Red Wing, and Rochester, Minnesota; and Grand Forks, North Dakota. More information is available at

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