Executing Truly Great Leadership Transitions

DPR’s collaborative spirit is exemplified through shared leadership. It began with DPR’s three co-founders, Doug Woods, Peter Nosler and Ron Davidowski, and continues with the Management Committee and throughout the company. Shared leadership focuses on combining the strengths of people to produce high-performing teams for our customers and projects around the world.

During 2017, DPR added three new members to its Management Committee:

Dave Seastrom's 35+ year career in construction started as a fascination with his father’s industrial engineering work, designing and laying out manufacturing plants. Excited to see the actual implementation of engineering designs, Seastrom pursued a degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in construction from the University of Southern California. Seastrom is a builder at heart.

Working in Southern California throughout his career, Seastrom is the Southwest Regional Leader, providing leadership and management support for DPR’s Southern California and Arizona operations, which includes offices in Pasadena, Newport Beach, San Diego and Phoenix.

Throughout his career, Mark Whitson has always gravitated toward more complex and technical projects that require a specific expertise and strong attention to detail. “What I love about construction is the impact we can have in helping other companies deliver best in class facilities for their people to enjoy and for the services they provide.”

In 2014, Whitson was named regional manager for the Raleigh-Durham region, and in 2016 he assumed the role of regional leader for the Southeast. As a Management Committee member, Whitson is leveraging his operational expertise to oversee DPR’s operations throughout the Southeast, which includes offices in the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia.

Matt Hoglund is a builder in every sense. He works tirelessly to connect with employees and customers, energizing teams to produce truly great results. As Hoglund reminds us, “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” Hoglund serves as the Central Regional Leader for DPR’s growing Texas operation, which includes offices in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.

His career has included residential, retail, office and hospitality projects, including the JW Marriott, Charles Schwab Corporate Campus, and Aloft/Element Hotel. Matt received recognition in ENR Texas and Louisiana’s Top 20 under 40 list in 2012 and Building Design+Construction’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017.