Mike Donovan

Principal, President HTS Texas

Mike Donovan, a four-time 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 personalized customer service, enabling the company to grow from start-up to gross $163 million in 2015, receive Houston Chronicle’s Best Workplaces Award in 2010 and 2011, Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 award in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2015, and the INC 5000 award in 2014 and 2015.

Mike served on the local Houston chapter ASHRAE Board of Governors for 10 years and is now the Regional Vice Chairman for Research Promotion from 2015-2018. He was awarded the William J. Collins, Jr. Research Promotion Award in 2013 for raising significant ASHRAE research funds, and received the Jack Thompson Award in 2014 for best Region VIII chapter president. Along with numerous sales achievement awards from York International and Daikin Applied, Mike has earned the Daikin Applied Pinnacle Award twice, an honor that commends leaders who help their companies grow and increase market presence and community involvement while promoting employee and supplier relations.

As a LEED Accredited Professional, Mike holds ASHRAE High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and Building Energy Assessment Professional (BEAP) certifications. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (Gulf States Chapter), and an alumnus of the Houston chapter of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Network and Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University and was honored six times as a member of the prestigious Aggie 100, which recognizes top Aggie-owned businesses and leaders throughout the world.

Mike is an active member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church and School Community and provides financial contributions towards the school’s annual fundraising campaigns and events as well as the church capital campaign. He also 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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