Our Principals


Donald L. Meyers, Founder & CEO

Style: "Color tone - warm"The Founder and CEO of The Aspen Group, Donald Meyers graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California. He went on to earn a Masters with distinction in law from the University of Cambridge in England. He continued his studies at the University of Virginia, where he added a Juris Doctorate to his credentials.

A native of Phoenix, Meyers returned to his hometown in 1986 and began his career in law. However, he soon discovered his talent for putting together real estate and business deals, and focused his practice on real estate law. As an attorney, he earned an A.V. Rating, a highly noteworthy distinction in the legal world. In 1991, he founded The Aspen Group, where he continues to direct all aspects of the company’s strategic planning and daily business activities. Starting from project sourcing, acquisition, and financing through entitlement, construction, and asset management or disposition of the completed development, Mr. Meyers is closely involved in all of Aspen’s projects and is a driving force behind Aspen’s success.


Jay M. Donnelly, Senior Vice President

Brochure Pictures 161 V2Jay Donnelly is a Senior Vice President with The Aspen Group. Mr. Donnelly graduated with a B.A. in Finance from Montana State University. In 2003, he began working for First National Bank of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada as a credit analyst. Within a year, Donnelly was transferred to First National Bank of Arizona in Scottsdale, Arizona where he began work for the Credit Administration Department as an Associate Vice President Credit Administrator. In this capacity, he worked on underwriting review, loan structure, while providing analysis and recommendations to Loan Committee for both business and commercial real estate loan facilities.

In February 2006 Donnelly joined The Aspen Group as an Associate Vice President.   During his decade with Aspen he has been involved with financial analysis, due diligence, project management, sourcing debt and equity, acquisitions and divestitures of property, and financial management for The Aspen Group. As Senior Vice President, Donnelly is involved in all aspects of the management and direction of Aspen’s various real estate investments and developments as well as the operations and direction of The Aspen Group.