Donald McLachlan - SilverQuest Consulting Group

Donald McLachlan
SilverQuest Consulting Group
520 Wolf Road
Georgetown, TX 78628


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Donald McLachlan
SilverQuest Consulting Group

Attorney Profile
Law School

Baylor University
1977 - 1979



Donald McLachlan founded SilverQuest Consulting Group LLC in 2002 and is currently the President and CEO. Donald has over 25 years of experience in managing people, projects, and organizations. He is an ASQ Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence (ASQ-CMQOE).  He also is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Donald practiced law for ten years with corporations and law firms in Fort Worth and Tyler, Texas. He specialized in business, banking, and insurance litigation. His clients included several Fortune 500 companies: American Standard, BorgWarner, and SBC Communications. His law practice focused on the following areas of expertise:
  • Real Estate Contracts, Development, and Transactions
  • Asset Protection and Debt Collection
  • Complex Loan Restructuring and Workouts
  • Capitalization Structure Issues
  • Business Entity Formation for Profit and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Analyzing Insurance and Risk Management Programs
  • Employment Agreements, Consulting Agreements and Non-competition Agreements
  • Developing Internal Employment Policies and Procedures

Donald has over six years of experience with the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award process. He currently serves on the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners. He is a trainer and instructor with the Quality Texas Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Texas Center for Performance Excellence. Donald's focus in the Baldrige process is improving the performance of all types of organizations--government, non-profit, manufacturing, education, service, and health care. His Baldrige experience includes: training others in the use of Baldrige Criteria, developing curriculum for online Baldrige training modules, editing a best-selling Baldrige book, writing an award winning application, serving as team leader and examiner, writing and editing feedback reports, serving on site visit teams, and sponsoring Baldrige events.

Donald has served as a speaker and trainer for the following organizations:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Electric Reliability Council of Texas
  • Town Lake Toastmasters
  • Texas State Association of Fire and Emergency Districts
  • Raytheon
  • Quality Texas Foundation
  • University of Texas Professional Development Center
  • Lion's Club International
  • American Society for Quality
  • Austin Human Resource Management Association

Donald earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Baylor University, a Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law, and a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He is a member of the American Society for Quality, the American Management Association, the State Bar of Texas, and the Quality Texas Foundation.  Donald is happily married and has two children.