Donald L. Lee is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Impact Professional Group, Inc., (IPG) a real estate development and strategic advisory firm focused on creating pathways for diverse contractors and suppliers to access business opportunities and projects in the healthcare industry. IPG implements programs the demonstrate the commitment of the Owner to the community by delivering a Community Impact Program
Since 2011, Don and the IPG team have helped clients exceed contract commitments by challenging Prime contractors to engage the community and give minority, veteran and women-owned businesses a seat at the table. Through his efforts, IPG has led the Dallas-based Methodist Healthcare system to number 2 in the nation in diversity spend on construction projects—catapulting the hospital from 8% annually to over 45% (on average).
Don is committed to creating opportunities for under-utilized businesses and providing access to projects that can lead to economic stability and mobility for minority communities. The latest client opportunity that keeps Don busy is implementing the Community Impact Program in the Carolinas. This multi-billion dollar project will continue to impact the community and provide a rooftop impact that will affect minorities in Charlotte and surrounding areas over the next ten years.
In addition to the work that Don does through the efforts of IPG, and he is passionate about trade labor, workforce development to support the construction labor shortage and by supporting Excellent Teen Choice, an organization dedicated to helping Dallas youths excel academically.