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

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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 winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the preeminent competitive awards program for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies. Over the past four decades, the program has recognized ambitious entrepreneurs with big ideas and bold actions that reshape our world. g6

Mike Doner was selected as an award winner by an independent judging panel of previous award winners, leading CEOs, and other business leaders. Finalists were evaluated based on their ability to create long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to their purpose, and demonstrating growth and substantial impact, among other key indicators.

“On behalf of the entire Flagger Force team, I am honored to be recognized as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 Greater Philadelphia Award winner. This award reflects the hard work and commitment of thousands of teammates who work tirelessly daily to keep our clients, coworkers, and communities safe. We have worked tirelessly to launch dozens of industry leading programs and bold initiatives. Highlights include a strong belief in fair-chance hiring practices and rigorous training programs that support and maintain a strong safety culture. We believe in heavily investing in world-class technologies to help connect, engage, and educate our team members from Pennsylvania to Florida. These combined efforts have successfully propelled our company and blazed a trail for others in the traffic control industry to follow,” said Mike Doner, president, and CEO of Flagger Force.  

Flagger Force is a leader in short-term traffic control. The company leverages its best-in-class resources and expertise to support the nation’s expanding utilities, telecommunications, and other infrastructure-centered needs across the East Coast and expanding. With a full-time employee base of nearly 2,000 professionals, the company operates more than 1,000 active work zones daily. 

As a Greater Philadelphia award winner, Mike Doner is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2024 National Awards. The National Award winners, including the Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the Strategic Growth Forum®, one of the nation’s most prestigious gatherings of high-growth, market-leading companies. The Entrepreneur Of The Year® National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the World Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in June 2025.

Entrepreneur Of The Year® recognizes 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.

The Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has recognized the leadership of entrepreneurs such as:

  • Daymond John of FUBU
  • Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani, Inc.
  • Holly Thaggard and Amanda Baldwin of Supergoop!
  • Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company
  • James Park of Fitbit
  • Jodi Berg of Vitamix
  • Kendra Scott of Kendra Scott LLC
  • Michael Happe of Winnebago Industries
  • Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation
  • Sheila Mikhail of AskBio

Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award winners become lifetime members of a global, multi-industry community of entrepreneurs. They receive exclusive, ongoing access to the experience, insight, and wisdom of program alumni and other ecosystem members in more than 60 countries.

“Throughout the process of becoming an Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award winner, I gained fresh insights and forged new relationships with other successful entrepreneurs. I look forward to leveraging this experience and new resources to continue finding innovative ways to create meaningful change internally at Flagger Force, across the entire traffic control industry, and in the communities we serve,” said 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 FlaggerForce.com.

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 ey.com/us/eoy.

 

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