Lyle Donan

Lyle Donan is a Professional Engineer and the third generation leader of Donan, a family-owned business founded in 1947.� Lyle joined the company in April 2000 and currently serves as president and CEO.� He is a licensed civil engineer in 14 states and a licensed private investigator.� At age 37 he was recognized as one of the top 40 under 40 business leaders in the Louisville, Kentucky region and was awarded Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in the technology sector in 2014.Lyle focuses his time on research and development in the technical investigation processes of property claims, specifically within the property insurance industry.� Under Lyle’s leadership, Donan provides forensic engineering, fire investigation, HVAC Forensics, component testing, litigation support and unmanned aerial vehicle (“drone”) services.� Ranked by project volume, the company is the largest forensic investigation company in the United States.Lyle began his formal education studying civil engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and graduated with a degree in mining engineering at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.� He is presently a student in the presidents’ program at Harvard Business School.� Lyle has been married for sixteen years, has three children, and resides in Louisville, Kentucky.