VEDP’s new board chair is Dewberry COO
Dan Pleasant's two-year term as chair started July 1
Dan Pleasant, chief operating officer for Fairfax-based planning, design and construction company Dewberry, has been named chair of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Board of Directors.
His two-year term began July 1. The motion to approve Pleasant’s nomination passed unanimously during the 17-member board’s April 29 meeting. Pleasant has served on VEDP’s board for 10 years.
“Today, I am proud to say that the VEDP organization is a high-functioning organization with great leadership,” Pleasant said in a statement. “Additionally, we have a very engaged board of directors that supports VEDP’s leadership and advocates for support of the organization and programs that cover the entire state, including rural Virginia.”
Created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995, VEDP supports the commonwealth’s economic development, with focuses on business recruitment, expansion and international trade.