Tuesday, April 8, 2014
11:00 am Schmidt Lecture, featuring Michele Doner, president and co-owner of Flagger Force
Admission is Free (seating limited) Weinstock Auditorium, Willman Business Center
Doner will share key business strategies that have provided steadfast support when business growth took off at 100 miles per hour over the last seven years. She will touch on the role of values matching in hiring, the importance of surrounding a business with the right partnerships and how the company's motto, "Safety-Driven," guides decision-making everyday, at every level, from the roadway up to corporate headquarters.
Michele and her husband, Mike Doner, founded Flagger Force Traffic Control Services in 2002 in their home while working full-time for other companies. Today, the pair counter balance each other – Michele is level-headed, prudent and practical, overseeing the accounting, human resources, and operations departments; while Mike is the venturesome, passionate teammate leading sales, marketing, safety and fleet. Flagger Force provides work zone protection to work crews from the Utility, Utility Construction, Excavation and Paving Contractors as well as Engineering, Inspection and Design firms.
Flagger Force continues on an impressive growth trajectory averaging 25% annual growth. Their Safety-Driven passion combined with a focus on developing solutions to the complex challenges of temporary traffic control fuels this growth. Recently Flagger Force, headquartered in Hummelstown, has been engaged to support unique traffic control needs such as the Gettysburg 150th Anniversary celebration.
Michele obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Goldey-Beacom College and has served as Accounting Manager for Town and Country Leasing and Easter Seals. Michele most recently had the honor of being the Key Note Speaker at Central Penn Business Journal’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies 2013, in which Flagger Force Traffic Control Services ranked 6th. She is active in her church and supports many charities through the Doner Family Foundation. Despite her professional success, Michele maintains that her most important and rewarding job is as a mother to Mark and Megan Doner.