Director of Field Diversity, Inclusion & Culture, CLAYCO
Dan Lester Sr., MCA, is the director of field diversity, inclusion, and culture for Clayco Design/Build. He works with executive leadership, middle management, and field management personnel to create viable solutions to implement and educate the construction workforce on diversity, equity, inclusion, cultural competence, and mental
health principals relevant to the industry.
Dan spearheaded the effort to create the Clayco Field Focus program that supports workforce development, diversity, inclusion, & psychological safety through the Training, Retaining, Investing, and Promoting (T.R.I.P.) of field talent.
Dan serves as the Director of CCDI, Inc. (Construction Career Development Initiative), a non-profit organization that brings diversity to the design and construction industry by mentoring and exposing minority/underrepresented students to career development.
Dan is a nationally recognized speaker on topics of workforce development, diversity, inclusion, cultural competence, leadership, motivation, and inspiration.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management Information Systems, with a Minor in Information, Science, and Technology, from Missouri University of Science and Technology.