About Us

Our Team

At Flagger Force we often refer to ourselves as a ‘people company’. Our intention is to hire and develop our employees for fulfilling careers at every level of our organization. The key to providing valuable career opportunities starts by assembling an effective leadership team. Only by attracting and retaining the best talent can we continue our vision of making a positive difference in the safety of others as well as the quality and expectations for the traffic control industry as a whole. We have high standards and they start from the top down. Our leadership is responsible for the lives and well-being of over 1,600 employees, hundreds of clients, and countless members of the traveling public. Everyone at Flagger Force is committed to keeping our communities moving.

Learn more about our executive leadership team below.

Michele Doner
President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
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Michele Doner

President, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Michele Doner is the Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Flagger Force. As part of her everyday responsibilities, Michele works closely with the financial and human resources aspects of the company.

As a certified women-owned-business enterprise (WBENC), the company has seen significant growth under Michele’s leadership and has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies and Business of the Year in the Central PA region and named one of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors by Engineering News Record (ENR). Michele is committed to giving back to global and local non-profit organizations as well as to its employees through the Flagger Force Foundation.

Michele is a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware with a degree in business administration and management. In her down time, she volunteers and enjoys spending time with her two children, Mark and Megan, and their families.

Safety Message

Always be aware of your surroundings while driving. Having at least a three car length distance between other vehicles can allow you to react to things that may be in the roadway.

Quality Message

Do what you can for someone, whether personally or professionally. In the workplace, customer service is so important. A client will continue utilizing your services if they know you care, will listen, provide safe and excellent service and help you solve a problem.
Mike Doner
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
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Mike Doner

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Michael (Mike) Doner is Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, of Flagger Force. As part of his everyday responsibilities, Mike oversees strategic operations as well as being the champion of quality and safety. 

Since co-founding the company in 2002, he has focused the mission of creating an environment where employees have the knowledge, tools, and passion to provide safe, quality work zones throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He is committed to helping employees at every level of the organization realize their potential both personally and professionally.

Working alongside Michele Doner, the company has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies and Business of the Year in the Central PA region and named one of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors by Engineering News Record (ENR).

He is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications.

When Mike is not in the office or conducting job site visits throughout the company’s footprint, he is on the open water, boating and kayaking.

Safety Message

No task is so important, and no service so urgent, that we cannot take the time to perform our work safely.

Quality Message

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” - Steve Jobs
Jen Strobel, SPHR
Vice President, Human Resources
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Jen Strobel, SPHR

Vice President, Human Resources

Jennifer M. Strobel is the Vice President of Human Resources. Jen currently oversees a department of more than 20 employees. She is responsible for strategic planning for hiring talent throughout the company and leading efforts for internal training and development programs such as Managing from the Inside Out and a Women’s Leadership Group.

Since joining Flagger Force in February of 2012, Jen has earned several professional accreditations including SHRM Senior Certified Professional, Managing from the Inside Out licensed instructor, and a DISC certified instructor. She received her Bachelor of Science for speech communication from Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Professionally, Jen is passionate about helping women grow their self-confidence and succeed at the highest levels in all industries, but specifically in the construction industry. She volunteers on a regular basis for various organizations including Central Penn Food Bank and Leadership Lancaster.

Safety Message

Be aware of your surroundings. This is true whether you are walking, driving or sitting at your desk. We become so accustomed to our spaces that we can easily forget the world around us. I believe most accidents happen in environments where we are the most comfortable.

Quality Message

Quality is about character, it’s about interactions and it’s about accountability. If you want to be an effective leader/manager demonstrate quality in your daily actions so those around you emulate the best of you.
Matthew R. Allen
Vice President of Technology
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Matthew R. Allen

Vice President of Technology

Matthew R. Allen is the Vice President of Technology. Matt has led the development of several large initiatives to improve the scaling capabilities of key technology throughout the company. He is responsible for all enterprise technology relating to product development such as the Flagger Force Timesheet App and Dispatch App.

With more than 20 years of experience in the technology field, Matt joined Flagger Force in August of 2013. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Matt donates his time to charities such as Project Forward Leap, The Lancaster County Conservancy, and the Flagger Force Foundation. He enjoys observing, studying and preserving nature.

Safety Message

Four seconds of travel time between you and the vehicle in front of you can be the difference between experiencing and avoiding auto incidents.

Quality Message

Thoughtful planning, consistency and continuous improvement will provide quality outcomes.
Sean M. Lightner
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
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Sean M. Lightner

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Sean M. Lightner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. As a member of the executive leadership team, Sean is responsible for the development and execution of new market entry, joint ventures with strategic partners and managing the company’s marketing and brand initiatives.

Sean joined Flagger Force in December of 2013, bringing more than 20 years of sales experience from TransUnion as well as other players in financial services industry. He received his Bachelor of Art degree in psychology from Syracuse University and completed an Executive Leadership Program from the Harvard Business School Executive Education.

As a husband and father of three children, Sean is passionate about his family and helping people achieve their goals both professionally and personally. For the past several years, he has served on the board of directors for the Northern York County School District Polar Bear Foundation and also serves on the board for the Northern York Lacrosse Club.

Safety Message

Get the appropriate amount of rest. It makes a world of a difference from a safety perspective.

Quality Message

Acknowledge quality each time you see or receive it – that is how you drive consistency.
Mark A. Bender, CPA
Vice President, CFO
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Mark A. Bender, CPA

Vice President, CFO

Mark A. Bender is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mark oversees the financial planning and analysis of operational costs and accounting functions for the company.

Mark joined Flagger Force in June of 2014, after working for various accounting firms and serving 10 years in the United States Air Force. He still enjoys flying today and recently obtained his private pilot license.

Mark is a youth soccer coach and an avid fan of his three sons who play at both the college and academy level.

Safety Message

Safety demands vigilance constantly. In our ever-changing business environment we can never be content that we have arrived at a final policy, practice or posture.

Quality Message

Quality is evaluated by the recipient of a product or service and is differentiated not by the cost or effort injected through the production process, but by what the recipient gets out of it.
Edd J. Gall
Vice President, Risk Management
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Edd J. Gall

Vice President, Risk Management

Edd J. Gall is the Vice President of Risk Management. In his role, Edd implements strategies that direct policies, procedures and protocols to keep employees, clients, and motorists safe in and around our work zones throughout the region.

Edd is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in industrial safety and fire science. He joined Flagger Force in April of 2014 and has more than 30 years’ experience working with companies on risk management.

Edd and his wife give back to their community by volunteering their time with young athletes and various associations. He also is a passionate motorcycle rider and enjoys being outdoors.

Safety Message

Luck runs out but safety is good for life. - Author unknown

Quality Message

Quality is not an act; it is a habit. - Aristotle

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