Consultant at Dewberry
Pleasant, PE, has worked at Dewberry for more than 40 years, starting as manager of a startup office in Danville, Virginia. In April 2022, he transitioned into a consulting role after serving for 12 years as the chief operating officer. Pleasant continues to guide critical initiatives for Dewberry, including championing its corporate acquisition program. Pleasant has also managed the acquisition of seven companies for Dewberry, including the 2021 acquisitions of two engineering firms in the Southeast and the 2019 acquisition of an engineering firm based in California. Pleasant also continues to be very active with Dewberry’s clients, serving as an executive client manager for several strategic clients.
He has also held the roles of president of Dewberry Engineers Inc., a division of more than 1,800 employees, and prior to it, president of Dewberry’s southeast division. Under his leadership, he has successfully directed numerous complex planning and design assignments requiring the coordinated effort of a multidisciplined team of professionals. Such assignments include serving in executive management roles for public and private sector clients for multi-million dollar capital programs.
Pleasant is active in regional community and civic organizations. He is a member of the board of directors of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the current chair, the Future of the Piedmont, an organization focused on economic development in the southern Virginia region, Board of Directors of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the board of directors for a publicly traded regional community bank — American National Bank and Trust Company — headquartered in Danville, Virginia.