Lyle Donan is a Professional Engineer and the third-generation leader of Donan, a family-owned business formerly known as Donan Engineering. Lyle joined the company in April 2000 and currently serves as the company’s president and CEO. He is a licensed civil engineer in 14 states and a licensed private investigator.

Lyle focuses his professional efforts on understanding and advancing the technical investigation processes of property claims, specifically within the property insurance industry. Under Lyle’s leadership, Donan provides forensic engineering, fire investigation, component and materials testing, and investment and advisory services to the Insuretech and Proptech industries. 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. Lyle and his wife have three children and reside in Louisville, Kentucky.


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Meet the leadership team propelling Donan into the future of property intelligence.

Duane B Duane Battcher Chief Operations Officer
Kevin Beck Kevin Beck General Engineering Manager
Rhonda Rhonda Ciarlante Executive Assistant
Jill Fultz Jill Fultz Controller
Sarah H Sarah Hornback Client Support Manager
Dan H Dan Hennessy Vice President of Human Resources
Cassandra Mahurin Cassandra Mahurin, PHR, SHRM-CP HR Manager
Don M Don Mikel Jr. General Manager, Donan CTL
Kristi M Kristi Moad Internal Communications Manager
Dave R David B. Riggs Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Pat Pat Walsh General Manager, Fire Investigations