Management Team

Doug Dawson


Doug Dawson is the founder and CEO of The Dawson Group, Inc. With over 25 years in the logistics industry, Doug has developed the organization into a world-class leader in global custom supply chain solutions. The Dawson Group includes three subsidiaries: Dawson Logistics, Dawson Management Services, and Dawson Property Holdings.

Doug’s logistics experience spans several disciplines working with top-tier logistics providers such as UPS, RPS, FedEx and regional providers. After identifying a market need in 2000, Doug founded Dawson Logistics to target industry demands by providing customized logistic services and exceptional customer service.

After growth and success, Doug continues to focus on the original business model which is to provide clients with custom supply chain / logistics solutions that offer improved efficiencies, visibility and cost-saving solutions.

Doug currently 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 is also involved in philanthropic work in his local community.


Josh A. Hobick

Chief Strategy Officer

Josh A. Hobick is co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Dawson Logistics. Starting his Logistics career in 1988, Josh has had many years of experience in all aspects of Customized Supply Chain Logistics and Transportation Management.

Josh spent the first several years of his career with UPS and held various positions in Phone Center Operations and Business Development up to and including Senior Account Executive. After UPS, Josh spent the next several years further developing his small package experience, holding positions in Business Development for RPS/Fed Ex where he received several national recognition awards for his performance. He then successfully took on the challenge of building a Marketing and Business Development Structure for a Regional logistics provider looking to expand their market base and develop strategic market initiatives within four specific districts areas. This project led to the development of a consultation organization that provided market expansion programs for regional transportation providers as well as developed specific markets for a national small package reseller. It was during this time that he co-founded Dawson Logistics and started developing the model that still remains today; to provide custom supply chain / logistics solutions to improve efficiency, visibility and reduce overall expense.

Josh currently sits on the board of directors of The Haiti Orphan Project and the advisory board of Go and Do Likewise, both St. Louis-based charitable organizations. He earned a BS from Millikin University.


Erica Bash

General Counsel

Erica advises the Dawson Group Executive Board in developing and executing the companies’ legal strategies, while also working closely with Dawson accounting, human resources and operations groups to ensure Dawson clients are served with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

Erica lives in Illinois with her husband and four children. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy cheering on their gymnasts, soccer players, volleyball players, softball players, swimmers, new bike riders, artists and chefs. Erica also coaches volleyball, loves to volunteer at her children’s schools and teaches Sunday school to three-year-olds.


Mike Torma

Vice President of Operations

Mike has over 30 years of experience in 3PL warehousing/ logistics, e-commerce, asset based transportation, material handling equipment, facility design and pallet manufacturing & pooling.

Mike manages all of Dawson Logistics operations to ensure that our facilities run efficiently, maintain profitability and deliver the highest customer service levels. Around here, he’s known as a problem solver and a builder, which earned him the nickname “Captain.”

Mike grew up in Ohio and spent much of his life in Florida before moving to Atlanta, Georgia in 2000 with his wife and five children. In his free time,he enjoys golfing, hanging out with all his kids and grandchildren, carpentry, and spending time at the beach.


Jeff O’Brien

Senior Project Manager

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.

Jeff is very active in his church and community. He and his wife Debbie have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.


Andrea Pohlmann

Human Resources Manager

Andrea has over 16 years of human resource experience managing a full spectrum of human resource programs, services and functions. Throughout her career, Andrea has developed an extensive background in talent acquisition, benefits and compensation, employee relations,program and systems implementation and project management. Andrea has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Andrea currently serves on the board of directors for the Illinois State Council Society of Human Resource organization and is involved in several non-profit community organizations.

Andrea resides in Illinois with her family and enjoys spending time at the lake, learning photography and playing outdoor sports with her children.