Lyon Real Estate named Don Buol its new training and development coordinator. In this new position, Buol will be responsible for developing and implementing a world-class training program to ensure agents and staff are thoroughly trained on new technologies and equipped with the skills required to excel in the ever-changing industry.
Buol joined Lyon Real Estate in late 2009 and quickly achieved success, earning “Rising Star” as well as Sacramento Association of Realtors Master’s Club in 2010. In 2011 he was selected as sales manager for the Elk Grove office where he developed a reputation as a collaborative agent volunteering his time and skills in helping others grow their business. He also earned SAR Master’s Club designation in 2011 and 2012.
Prior to joining Lyon Buol retired from the U.S. Air Force after a 29-plus year career, serving in both the enlisted and officer corps. Buol was an Air Force master instructor and is trained in instructor methodology and course development. In addition he led and managed training programs at many levels including responsibility for Aircraft Maintenance Training programs for bases around the world. After retiring from the Air Force he served as director of Education for the Universal Technical Institute, Sacramento campus, where he led a 100-plus person team providing automotive-related technical training for a student body of more than 1,500 students.
Buol has volunteered as both a 7 Habits of Highly Effective People facilitator and is a certified Buffini Mentor. He has a bachelor’s degree in occupational education and a master’s degree in aeronautical science.