Dahlin Group Architecture Planning Expands Leadership Team with Deep Industry Expertise

Pleasanton, Calif.; Feb. 7, 2020: DAHLIN Group Architecture Planning (DAHLIN), a full-service architecture and planning firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Vanessa Pelletier as Director of Branding and the elevations of Desiree Pool to Director of Information Technology and Jaclyn Anderson to Director of Administration. All members are based in DAHLIN’s Pleasanton headquarters and serve on the firm’s executive leadership team. 

“The expansion of our leadership team with diverse backgrounds and technical knowledge is a big step towards providing our clients with added resources and solutions that enhance their success and accomplishments,” said DAHLIN President Nancy Keenan. “Desiree, Jaclyn and Vanessa are all deeply dedicated to advancing our firm and clients to next levels of innovation and improving the broader community with forward-looking strategies that foster vibrant, active environments and wellbeing. We’re thrilled to have them on board.” 

Dahlin Group, Pleasanton

Pelletier, touting more than 15 years of experience working in the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry and serving a wide range of public and private sector markets in the Western Region and internationally, has been brought on as Director of Branding. In her position, she leads firm-wide strategy of integrated brand communications across all channels of marketing, business development and cultural activities. A member of DAHLIN’s leadership team, Pelletier oversees the marketing and graphics teams to drive brand awareness, visibility, client acquisition and retention. She has been an active member of the Society of Marketing for Professional Services for 15 years and is past president of the San Francisco Chapter. Pelletier is also the Administrative Director/Communications for Real Estate Divas (RED) Bay Area – an organization that connects professional women in the commercial real estate industry.

Dahlin Group, Pleasanton

Anderson oversees business operations firmwide. A 17-year veteran of the firm, she leads administrative teams throughout the offices and works directly with clients on areas involving contract, legal and insurance matters. On all of the firm’s contracting endeavors, Anderson strives to provide full transparency and face-to-face interaction with clients throughout the lifecycle of their projects to offer the personal touch and care for which the firm is known. Internally, Anderson leads teams toward best practices with trainings that build skills and leadership that uphold the firm’s high-performance standards. As DAHLIN is an ESOP (employee stock ownership) firm, she also helps firm colleagues navigate and understand what it means to be an employee owner and the associated benefits. She is LEED accredited.

A longstanding member of DAHLIN since 2003, Pool has steadily climbed the ranks and guided the firm to push the lines of technological advancements to remain a leading-edge firm. Her role spans across offices and teams, and she is directly responsible for the management of design technology tools, facilities operations and both internal and external communication support. As Director of Information Technology, Pool works directly with the firm’s sector leaders and directors to vet and deploy proper software solutions and packages to maintain seamless and efficient operations with an eye towards consistently improving the efficiency and productivity of the firm overall. She has played an integral role in the opening of DAHLIN’s Bellevue and Oakland offices, the relocation of its San Diego office and the acquisition of Rodriguez Park Architecture and Planning.

About DAHLIN Group Architecture Planning

DAHLIN is a diverse architecture and planning practice of 150+ multicultural professionals who share a Passion for Place™. The firm works with developers, municipalities and private clients, focusing on numerous sectors including healthcare, senior living, civic markets and affordable housing. Since 1976, DAHLIN has been committed to excellence in design – best demonstrated through long-term client relationships and award-winning, financially successful and sustainable design solutions. The firm maintains offices in Pleasanton, San Diego, Irvine, and Oakland, California; Bellevue, Washington; and Beijing and Shanghai, China.

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