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Dan Lester, MCA

Director of Field Diversity, Inclusion and Culture

As the Director of Field Diversity, Inclusion & Culture at Clayco, Dan focuses on endeavors that affect the community, addresses the culture of job sites, and makes them more inclusive. Over the last twelve years, Dan has helped organizations and their people successfully find solutions to culture, equity, and inclusion obstacles; and identify opportunities for growth in their space. He knows having a psychologically safe culture with inclusive teams make businesses thrive.

Dan is active across many organizations and serves on the Construction Career Development Initiative board, which helped found. He also serves on the Missouri S&T Miner Alumni Association board of directors and Academy of Miner Athletics. Dan is also a professional speaker on a regional and national scale.

Dan’s impact has been recognized in the St. Louis community and nationally as a diverse business leader, inclusion champion, and top one hundred human resources Influencer.

Dan graduated from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in 2005 with his Bachelor of Science in Business and Management Information Systems and a Minor in Information Science and Technology. Dan is a certified Construction Suicide Prevention trainer, and certified Mental Health first aider.

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Upcoming Talks

Past Talks

4 Stages of Psychological Safety Certification Course
Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2023 - Tampa - September 19, 2023

Building Psychological Safety to Address Mental Health
Tilt-Up Academy - November 15, 2022

Building Psychological Safety to Address Mental Health
Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2022 - Denver - October 5, 2022

Early Bird Roundtable: Workforce Development
Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2017 - Miami - September 29, 2017

Education, Community Programming, and Diversity Suggest Viable Solutions for an Aging Workforce
Tilt-Up Convention and Expo 2016 - Denver - October 11, 2016