Mike Donovan, a 2009 and 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, is the president and owner of HTS Texas. In this role, he has incorporated market-changing, innovative concepts and customer service, enabling the company to grow from start-up to gross $113 million in 2013, receive Houston Business Journal's Fast 100 award in 2010, and Houston Chronicle's Best Workplaces Award in 2010 and 2011. Donovan has won numerous top sales achievement awards from York International and Daikin Applied. As president, he has earned the Daikin Applied Pinnacle Award twice, a prestigious honor that commends leaders who help their companies grow and increase market presence and community involvement, while promoting employee and supplier relations.
Donovan is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (Gulf States Chapter) and, over the past decade, has served on several industry advisory boards where he was involved in the research and development, marketing, operations and engineering support of new product development. He is an alumni of Entrepreneurs Organization and Houston Business Journal's 40 under 40. Donovan is a LEED Accredited Professional and holds ASHRAE High Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certifications.
Donovan serves on the ASHRAE Board of Governors and he is the Houston Chapter president for the 2013-2014 calendar year and has been elected to serve as Regional Vice Chairman for Research Promotion from 2015-2018. In 2014 he received the Jack Thompson Award for best Region VIII president and was awarded the William J. Collins, Jr. Research Promotion Award in 2013, which recognizes a committee member for raising significant ASHRAE research funds. Donovan received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and attended Houston Stratford High School. He was also honored as a member of the prestigious Aggie 100 in 2010, 2012 and 2013, which recognizes top Aggie-owned businesses and leaders throughout the world.
Donovan is an active member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church and School Community. He provides financial contributions towards St. Cecilia's annual golf tournament, Patrick Madrid Program, Casino Night, Forward in Remembrance Campaign, school auction, annual fund and Dad's softball tournament. Donovan financially contributes on an annual basis to the Memorial Hermann Heroes in Health, +Works, and ASHRAE research, and donates to muscular dystrophy, cancer research and other pervasive developmental disorder charities. He is very supportive of the Houston Based Parish School, whose mission is to identify, educate and empower children who have language and learning differences.
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