North Bay Leadership Council Welcomes The Dutra Group

Petaluma, CA   North Bay Leadership Council (NBLC) welcomes The Dutra Group as its newest member.  Board Chair, Patty Garbarino, said “NBLC is pleased to have The Dutra Group join because they represent an important sector of the North Bay economy, create much needed new jobs and improve the economic vitality of the region.”   In its over 100 year history, The Dutra Group has been a leader in dredging, marine construction and aggregates on the West Coast.  It has provided essential construction materials to the North Bay and beyond, as well as emergency response in times of disasters such as the levee failures in Novato, hillside slides in Fairfax, and flooding in San Anselmo.

The company representative is Aimi Dutra Krause, Community Relations and Government Affiars Director.  “The Dutra Group joined NBLC to help with improving education, economic competitiveness and transportation,” said Krause.  “We want to play a part in shaping sound public policy so the North Bay will thrive for the next 100 years.”  Bill Dutra, President and CEO, will be the alternate.

Aimi Dutra Krause is the Community Relations and Government Affairs Director for The Dutra Group, overseeing all corporate communications, government relations and community outreach programs for the Dutra Materials Division. As a result of her vision, The Dutra Group has become a leading contributor toward important local causes and non-profits throughout the North Bay. She serves as President of the Marin Builders Association.  She is a graduate of the University of the Pacific with a degree in Psychology.

Bill Dutra received the prestigious Management Award from the Beavers at its Annual Awards ceremony.  This award recognized Dutra’s leadership in building The Dutra Group into the West Coast leader in aggregates, dredging and marine construction services.  A graduate of Oregon Institute of Technology, Dutra started his own construction business with 3 employees which he grew into a company that now employs 175 people.

Headquartered in San Rafael, The Dutra Group consists of four integrated companies:  Dredging, Construction, Materials and Equipment.  The company has strategic locations that allow for transportation options by either land or sea.  The Dutra Group also is recognized for its emergency response capabilities which are critical in the event of flooding or earthquakes.

North Bay Leadership Council is an employer-led public policy advocacy organization committed to providing leadership in ways to make the North Bay sustainable, prosperous and innovative.  The Council includes 50 leading employers in the region.  Our members represent a wide variety of businesses, non-profits and educational institutions, with a workforce in excess of 25,000. For more information please contact Cynthia Murray at 707.283.0028 or visit us at www.northbayleadership.org.

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