Donald J. MacDonell
Donald MacDonell is an accomplished professional with a rich and diverse career spanning several decades. With a strong academic foundation, Don completed his undergraduate studies in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Waterloo in 1971, attaining an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. His career journey began in education, where he spent time from 1971 to 1972 teaching high school students in Elliot Lake and Sudbury. In 1973, Don transitioned into the business world as a sales agent for a vinyl siding company. The following year, in 1974, Don joined Crown Life Insurance Company, serving as a life insurance agent until 1976. During this time, he refined his skills in insurance, establishing the groundwork for a remarkable career in the field.
From 1976 to 2012, Don was the in-house life insurance agent in a P&C brokerage with Martin’s Insurance, which later evolved into Brokerlink. In this role, he provided comprehensive insurance solutions, including life insurance, group insurance, disability insurance, GIC investments, and travel insurance, earning the trust and respect of clients over the years. In 2012, Don established DONCAR Insurance Limited, a life insurance brokerage.
Over the course of a decade, he managed & operated the company, delivering expert advice and personalized service to his valued clients. In 2021, Don merged his business with Innova Wealth Partners. These days, Don has taken a more relaxed pace and entered a semi-retired phase. Although he maintains his life insurance broker license and occasionally participates, his primary role now involves serving as a Strategic Consultant to fellow brokers and advisors at Innova Wealth. Beyond his professional pursuits, Don has made significant contributions to his community. He served on the Board of Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) for 15 years, primarily as Treasurer. As well, he held a vital role as a board member for Reseau Access Network Sudbury for nearly 28 years, in various positions including Treasurer, President, and Director. Don is also an esteemed executive member of ACT / UCT Sudbury Branch 1051.
In his free time, Don enjoys spending time with his wife Carole, golfing, volunteering, reading, & travelling. Don continues to be a trusted leader in the insurance industry, providing invaluable guidance and support to his clients and community alike.