Senior Leadership Team

Dan  Johnson

President and CEO

Headquarters Contact Dan | 763.287.5330

I have had the privilege of working closely with Dan for many years and he is one of the industry’s great leaders. He has made significant contributions to the company’s success and was responsible for leading our foray into renewable energy, building our Advanced Leadership Development program and implementing Lean innovation into every aspect of our business. Dan is an exceptional builder, a great team leader and a strong strategic thinker. He has a keen sense and focus on the future, and it’s that vision that is helping propel us forward.

David Mortenson, Chairman

Dan joined Mortenson in 1986 and serves as the company’s president and chief executive officer. He is responsible for executive management, strategic business planning, succession planning, resource management, and overall business leadership.

Through the years, Dan has served many roles for the company including estimating, operations, business development and senior leadership. He was promoted to vice president in 1996, senior vice president in 1999, chief operating officer in 2008 and president in 2015. Dan has been involved with many of the company’s new businesses including offices in Milwaukee, Chicago, Phoenix and Portland. He was also instrumental in launching the Renewable Energy business and growing the Development Group. Dan’s leadership is reflective of Mortenson’s values: Trust, Responsibility, Safety, Teamwork, Service, and Stewardship. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering from North Dakota State University.

Dan is active on several Boards including Fastenal, the Greater MSP, the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and the ACE Mentor Program. He is a member of the Construction Industry Roundtable (CIRT), the Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative (CIECI) and the Advisory and Advancement Board for the College of Engineering at North Dakota State University. Dan is a former board member of the Lean Construction Institute and Hazeltine National Golf Club. He served on the Hazeltine Executive Committee for the 2009 PGA Championship and the 2016 Ryder Cup.

Why Mortenson? “We are focused on the construction experience that we provide to our customers as their strategic business partner. We are constantly looking for ways to deliver projects better through innovation, lean practices, and industry-leading planning, design and construction. Our goal is to deliver facilities that help drive exceptional business results for our customers.”


Dan has been involved with many Mortenson projects, including:

  • 100 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
  • Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • Providence Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Denver, CO

hotel and convention center
Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center View Project
Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Chicago, IL View Project
Froedtert & MCW CCC
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center Wauwatosa, Wisconsin View Project
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