Management Team

Doug Dawson


Douglas Michael Dawson is co-founder and CEO of The Dawson Group. With over 25 years in the industry, Doug’s logistics organization has developed into a world class leader in global custom supply chain management. The Dawson Group includes Dawson Logistics, Dawson Transportation Solutions, Dawson Management Services, M&D Creative Solutions and Connote Marketing.

Doug’s logistics experience began as a collegiate intern for United Parcel Service. After graduation, Doug expanded on his logistics experience as he spent several years with RPS and FedEx in operations and business development. Doug was then recruited by a regional logistics provider to provide strategic consulting services; in addition to designing and launching a small parcel delivery platform with bulk drop ship functionality. In tandem, Doug developed a national retail distribution model for a start-up, Hawaiian based, organic chocolate company. Upon completion of that project, Doug co-founded Dawson Logistics. The original business model, which still exists today, is to provide custom supply chain / logistics solutions to improve efficiency, visibility and reduce overall expense. The company’s exponential growth resulted in the recent formation of The Dawson Group, a holding company which encompasses all of the organization’s diverse offerings.

Doug serves on a number of industry advisory councils. He is a member of the Distribution and Logistics Professionals, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, National Association of Distinguished Professionals, and is a founding member of the Specialty Pharmacy Association of America. Doug holds a BS in Marketing from Millikin University.

Josh A. Hobick


Josh A. Hobick is co-founder and President / COO Dawson Logistics. Starting his Logistics career in 1988, Josh has had many years of experience in all aspects of Customized Supply Chain Logistics and Transportation Management.

Josh spent the first several years of his career with UPS and held various positions in Phone Center Operations and Business Development up to and including Senior Account Executive. After UPS, Josh spent the next several years further developing his small package experience, holding positions in Business Development for RPS/Fed Ex where he received several national recognition awards for his performance. He then successfully took on the challenge of building a Marketing and Business Development Structure for a Regional logistics provider looking to expand their market base and develop strategic market initiatives within four specific districts areas. This project led to the development of a consultation organization that provided market expansion programs for regional transportation providers as well as developed specific markets for a national small package reseller. It was during this time that he co-founded Dawson Logistics and started developing the model that still remains today; to provide custom supply chain / logistics solutions to improve efficiency, visibility and reduce overall expense.

Josh currently sits on the board of directors of The Haiti Orphan Project and the advisory board of Go and Do Likewise, both St. Louis-based charitable organizations. He earned a BS from Millikin University.

Ryan Quick

Vice President of Operations

Ryan Quick is Vice President of Operations. He has over 13 years of management experience, beginning with Tri Star Marketing, over 50 Mobil and Amoco stations. Ryan served as the central point of contact for all locations, managing all contracted work. Ryan was then offered a position with HeatCraft Refrigeration where he managed 250 employees. Ryan increased productivity levels and efficiency in all departments, and served on several Kaizen committees to research and implement ways to increase productivity while reducing overall costs.Ryan joined Dawson Logistics in 2007, and was quickly promoted to his current position. Ryan holds Kaizen, SAP, and 5S certifications.

Dennis Brinkhus

Vice President of Corporate Development

Dennis joined Dawson Logistics in March 2007. Before joining the Dawson Logistics’ team, he Co-Owned a Multi-Unit Manufactured Housing Sales Organization, owned several restaurants, and most recently held various management positions with Mosaic Sales Solutions. Dennis has also served in the United States Air Force. Dennis is an active member of his community. He served on the Westworth Village City Council for two years. He is a member of Elks Lodge #124 where he provided leadership as President, and member of the Board of Directors. He and his wife Virginia have three children and three grandchildren.

Amanda Cleland

Vice President of Business Development

Amanda Cleland is the Vice President of Business Development for Dawson Logistics. Amanda is responsible for all Business Development, Client Relations and Marketing Initiatives for the Organization. Amanda brings with her over 14 years of Sales and Management experience from organizations in a variety of industries, from transportation and logistics, to sports marketing and advertising, to textiles and apparel. Her focus is on strengthening Dawson’s relationships with current clients, while working to expand Dawson’s reach both domestic and globally.

Erica Bash

General Counsel

After nearly ten years practicing corporate defense litigation, Erica joined Dawson Logistics as its General Counsel in 2011. In 2012, she was also named Director of Pharmaceutical Services. Erica assumed the head of the Pharmaceutical Services operations with a focus on strengthening Dawson’s relationship with the specialty pharmacy industry, while also working to expand Dawson’s innovative presence in the global pharmaceutical market.