Dan M. Pleasant, PE, chief operating officer of Dewberry, has been named chairman of the Highway and Transit Subcommittee of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. The subcommittee is one of five within the Transportation Committee that was established in the fall of 2011 to focus on multimodal transportation policies and the development of a transportation network that will help enhance Virginia’s competitiveness as a place for business. In addition to Highway and Transit, the other subcommittees are Aviation, Ports, Rail, and Spaceport.

Pleasant has been with Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, for 33 years. Prior to being named COO in 2010, he served as president of Dewberry’s five-office southeast division, practicing in Virginia and North Carolina. Pleasant is a civil engineer with extensive experience directing major infrastructure projects. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he holds bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering.

Pleasant is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies and is currently serving a six-year term with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership.

In announcing Pleasant’s appointment, Virginia Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Barry DuVal noted that Pleasant’s experience “will be extremely valuable to the committee.” DuVal added that the subcommittee will “collaborate with business leaders and policy makers across the commonwealth to address the crucial issue of transportation.”

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