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2020 40 Under 40 Yearbook: Don Harkey, 45


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Then: Owner, Galt Consulting
Now: Co-founder and CEO, People Centric Consulting Group LLC

Business and management consulting has been Don Harkey’s professional focus for around 15 years, first at Galt Consulting and now at People Centric Consulting Group LLC, which he co-founded in 2012. Over the years, People Centric’s work has expanded to nearly 1,000 clients in 18 states.

“We’ve really grown the business a lot,” Harkey says, adding he became the company’s CEO and sole shareholder in 2018. “We felt like we were working in an area that was very much needed in the market.”

A graduate of Leadership Springfield Signature Class 29, Harkey is in his second year as president of the organization’s board. With six years of board experience, he says it’s been gratifying to see the agency’s impact.

“The connection to the community, both personally and with the businesses, has been fantastic,” he says.

“I’ve fallen in love with Springfield even more with it.”


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