Dawson Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan Palesch for the new role of Strategic Manager, Stakeholder Relations with Dawson Road Maintenance (DRM). He joins Dawson with an extensive background in working with the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI).

Palesch will join our team May 15, 2023 and he will be based in the Kamloops corporate office.

“Having worked alongside Interior Roads Limited and now Dawson Road Maintenance in my previous role with the Ministry, I have a lot of respect for their strong work ethic and pursuit of excellence. I am really looking forward to doing what I can to contribute to their continued success,” said Palesch.

He will work closely with our management team to develop and implement strategies to support all aspect of government, First Nations, community and contractor relationships.

“I feel fortunate to have been involved with many new changes to the highway maintenance agreement. I’ve also had the opportunity to establish networks with a variety of stakeholders across all levels of government and industry in many communities throughout B.C. I look forward to exploring new opportunities with stakeholders to best meet their needs moving forward,” said Palesch.

Palesch brings with him a lengthy career with MoTI where he most recently held the position of Director, Highway Maintenance Contract Renewal. Earlier in his career, he worked as a District Operations Manager in the Williams Lake area and is very familiar with our company.

Dawson is privileged to add someone with Palesch’s talent and background to the team.

“We have known about Dan and the excellent work he has done for a long time. When Dan expressed interest in our organization, we knew this would be a great opportunity to add someone with his skillset and resume. We are very excited to see the work that he will accomplish with our company,” said Lena Secord, Interim Vice-President of DRM.