Concrete Strategies Announces Daniel Lester as Director of Contractor Relations and Personnel Recruitment
Lester Brings a Decade of Educational and Project Management Experience
Jan. 20, 2015 (ST. LOUIS) – Concrete Strategies—a leading edge, full-service, design-build and general contracting firm—announces the hiring of Daniel Lester as Director of Contractor Relations and Personnel Recruitment. Lester joins Concrete Strategies, a subsidiary of Clayco, from De Smet Jesuit High School, where he served as the Director of Diversity and Varsity Football Coach. In this role, he developed and implemented programs to promote the inclusion and retention of a diverse school community.
As Director of Contractor Relations and Personnel Recruitment for Concrete Strategies, Lester will work to improve and strengthen the quality and quantity of contracting partners Concrete Strategies relies upon to provide various services on all of its projects. Lester will develop and maintain strong alliances with existing contractors, as well as with new partners. He will also focus on minority, woman and small and disadvantaged businesses and help with all company recruitment efforts.
“I am thrilled to join the Concrete Strategies team,” said Lester. “I look forward to helping recruit and retain the most talented and diverse workforce in the industry. It will be my job to mentor our current staff so they understand the benefits of developing larger pools of contractor partners. Concrete Strategies should set the bar, and we should encourage our partners to improve our industry with the best talent.”
Lester began his career as the coordinator of the in-school suspension program for the Brentwood School District’s middle and high schools. In 2009, he founded the IN-JN(engine) Media Group, a video production company specializing in the creation of documentaries, marketing films, music videos commercials, and recruiting videos for aspiring high school and professional athletes.
Lester holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Information Systems, with a minor in Information Science and Technology, from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He lives in St. Louis.
About Concrete Strategies: Concrete Strategies is a leading edge, full-service, design-build and general contracting firm. The firm has an unparalleled track record in architectural site cast concrete, structural concrete, flatwork, site utilities and all types of self-perform concrete construction for commercial projects. Concrete Strategies employs over 250 field personnel and completes over $100,000,000 in revenue annually, from its home office in St. Louis, MO. For more information, visit www.concretestrategies.com.
About Clayco: Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that delivers clients around the world the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $1.14 billion in revenue for 2014, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast-track, efficient solutions globally for commercial, institutional, industrial and heavy civil infrastructure related building projects. For more information, visit www.claycorp.com.