Samuel G. Dawson

Director Since 2017

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Mr. Samuel G. Dawson is CEO of Pape-Dawson Consulting Engineers, LLC, one of the largest engineering firms in Texas, with offices in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, New Braunfels, San Antonio, and Orlando, Florida. He graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. In addition to managing the engineering firm, Mr. Dawson is a community leader who has contributed countless hours to various Texas organizations. He has served as President or Chairman of: Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, The University of Texas Engineering Advisory Board, Trinity Baptist Church Deacon Council, The University of Texas at San Antonio Engineering Advisory Council, The Witte Museum Board, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, Rotary Club of San Antonio, San Antonio Mobility Coalition, Professional Engineers in Private Practice and Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Dawson presently serves as Past Chairman of the Board of Southwest Research Institute and is currently Vice Chair of the Board of Haven for Hope. He is Chairman Elect of the Executive Committee of the University of Texas System Chancellors Council. In 2013, Mr. Dawson was inducted into the University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni and in 2017 was recognized as a Distinguished graduate of the Cockrell School of Engineering.