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 is the co-founder and President/COO of Dawson Logistics. He started his career with UPS in 1988 and has held Management positions with an elite list of top tier providers such as Federal Express, RPS, and LDS Logistics. His Management responsibilities have spanned all aspect of transportation and logistics including Sales Management and Operations, as well as Strategic Planning and P & L management.

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 has been with the company for six years having joined in March of 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

Will D. Rayfield

Director, Canadian Operations

Will Rayfield is the Director of Canadian Operations. Will joined Dawson Logistics in 2004. His management experience within the company includes warehousing, transportation services, dedicated fleet operations and customer support activities. Will is a member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC).

Jeff O’Brien

Director of Danville Operations

Jeff O’Brien Is the Director of Operations. Jeff has over 34 years of experience in the Transportation, Warehousing and Logistics Industry. His career and passion for the service industry began in 1979 as a dockworker for Ryder Truck lines. From that point Jeff moved through various levels of Management to his current position within Dawson Logistics. Jeff’s Managerial experience encompasses Team Building, Operational Management, Process Improvements and Lean Manufacturing Concepts. Jeff has participated in and completed the certification process of both ISO 9001 and 14001. Several of the corporations Jeff has conducted business with past and present are Kone LLC, Owens Corning, IKO Shingle, DeMert and Dougherty, CCL Custom Manufacturing and The Wrigley Company. Jeff is very active in his church and community. He and his wife Debbie have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

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.