Business 100 – 2016

Donard P. Gaynor/Glanbia

Donard P. Gaynor, former senior vice president of Corporate Development at Beam, is currently dedicating his time to various non-executive director roles in the global business arena with companies such as Glanbia, H&K International, Amboy Foods, and Kyro Distillery, and for charitable organizations, such as Co-operation Ireland, the Ireland-U.S. Business Council, and the Children’s Medical Research Foundation.

Donard spent 15 years at PwC, and later served nearly 10 years at the Seagram Spirits & Wine Group and nine years at Beam before his retirement in 2012.

He graduated from the Sligo Institute of Technology and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. He and his wife, Janet, live in New Jersey and have four children, three of whom are out of college, pursuing careers; their fourth currently attends Georgetown University.

Having spent most of his professional career based in the U.S., Donard says, “I’m delighted that I now spend significant time in Ireland pursuing my non-executive and charitable activities.”