Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) Announces Mike Doner of Flagger Force as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Greater Philadelphia Award Finalist

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania – Flagger Force, an industry-leading, Safety-Driven®, short-term traffic control company with operations that span the East Coast, is proud to announce that Ernst & Young LLP has named Mike Doner, president and CEO, an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Greater Philadelphia Award finalist. Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the preeminent competitive business award for audacious leaders who disrupt markets, revolutionize sectors, and have a transformational impact on lives. Over the past four decades, the program has recognized daring entrepreneurs with big ideas and bold actions that reshape our world.

Mike Doner was selected as a regional finalist by an independent panel of judges. Candidates were evaluated based on their demonstration of building long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.

“Since co-founding Flagger Force in 2002, I have been blessed to lead a team who has fully bought into our mission to fulfill a greater purpose and make a difference in the communities we serve. Working tirelessly, we have implemented fair-chance hiring practices and established industry-leading, customized, and rigorous training programs that maintain a safety culture in all aspects of our operations. Recognizing the need to provide communication and continuous learning to our dispersed workforce, we invested heavily in world-class technologies that connect and engage our team all along the East Coast, from Pennsylvania to Florida. We are committed to keeping our communities moving and I am truly honored to be recognized for my efforts to create meaningful change across our industry and beyond. I am eternally grateful for Flagger Force’s executive leadership team who plays a critical role in helping make my big ideas a reality,” said Mike Doner, president and CEO of Flagger Force.

Entrepreneur Of The Year® honors many different types of business leaders for their ingenuity, courage, and entrepreneurial spirit. The program celebrates original founders who bootstrapped their business from inception or who raised outside capital to grow their company; transformational CEOs who infused innovation into an existing organization to catapult its trajectory; and multigenerational family business leaders who reimagined a legacy business model to fortify it for the future.

Regional award winners will be announced on Thursday, June 6, 2024, during a special celebration and will become lifetime members of an esteemed community of Entrepreneur Of The Year® alumni from around the world. The winners will then be considered by the national judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Awards, which will be presented in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies.

“As a business owner and leader, I take pride in learning new skills and behaviors daily. Together, the Flagger Force team and I have achieved great success, and I feel a deep responsibility to share my knowledge and experiences with aspiring entrepreneurs and employees at every level to help them realize their full potential, both professionally and personally,” added Mike Doner.

About Flagger Force

Flagger Force is recognized as an industry-leading, Safety-Driven®, short-term traffic control company, headquartered in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, with operations that span the East Coast, and expanding. They utilize a crew-centric operations model to establish safe work zones with a full-time employee base of 2,000 professionals. Flagger Force’s best-in-class resources and expertise have driven the consistent growth of their service capacity to help support the nation’s expanding utilities, telecommunications, and other infrastructure-centered needs. For more information, visit

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Founded in 1986 by Ernst & Young LLP, Entrepreneur Of The Year® has celebrated more than 11,000 ambitious visionaries who are leading successful, dynamic businesses in the United States, and it has since expanded to nearly 80 countries and territories globally. The US program consists of 17 regional programs whose panels of independent judges select the regional award winners every June. Those winners compete for national recognition at the Strategic Growth Forum® in November where national finalists and award winners are announced. The overall national winner represents the US at the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® competition. To learn more, visit


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