This year marks our 45th year in hospitality. Throughout 2023, we are highlighting some key moments in our history, showcasing some of our incredible people, and putting the spotlight on some other leading names and businesses that make hospitality the magnificent industry that it is. Just one part of that celebration includes a Director Spotlight series. We have posted about our Directors Brandi Biller and Shanna Smith so far, so go check those out if you haven’t already. Today, we are continuing that series by highlighting another one of our talented Project Directors.
Our project directors are vital to the success of our teams, and they are often managing several teams working on different projects. In this third part, we are featuring Dinora Torres. Over the course of her time with Beyer Brown, Dinora has worked on projects with many different brands and scopes
including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and a few multi-family residence properties. Here is what Dinora had to say about working in the hospitality industry, and a little more about her role.
How long have you been working with Beyer Brown?
I have been with Beyer Brown for 8.5 years.
How has your career grown since starting at the company?
I started as a Project Manager working a portfolio on my own and within a year, I was growing a team of 3. Fast forward almost 9yrs and I am very proud of the strong team of 14 that I work with every day.
How have you grown professionally while working at Beyer Brown?
I’ve learned to better identify my strengths and weaknesses and have an improved understanding of how I can utilize both to benefit Beyer Brown and myself, collectively.
Can you tell us a few details about the favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of the job is mentoring my team and providing them the tools to grow in the industry.
How would you summarize what you do?
I challenge my team to grow and develop their project management styles. Together, we make designers’ visions come to reality while taking great care of our clients’ budget and schedule.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day involves collaborating with the team to produce creative problem-solving solutions to meet the needs of designers, clients, budget, and schedule.
How has your role evolved over time since you’ve been here?
Besides growing a team of reliable Project Managers, I have been fortunate enough to be invited to the table with the other directors where we streamline procedures and assist in keeping Operations running smoothly.
What’s unique about working for Beyer Brown?
Our deep understanding and eagerness to provide exceptional customer service.
What is your favorite part about working in hospitality?
The ‘keep you on your toes’ pace and the ability to use my creativity in a multitude of ways.
What skill do you think everyone should learn?
Critical thinking and active listening.
If you could tell your younger self one thing, what would it be?
I would tell my younger self to give myself and others more grace.
What’s one thing people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to find out?
Besides my 4yr old daughter being a major contributor, I attribute some of my personal growth and joy to spending the last 3 years studying Eastern Energy Healing Practices such as Feng Shui, Reiki, Ayurveda, etc.
What, if anything, are you currently binge-watching?
It’s not often that I sit down long enough to binge watch anything, but the Netflix series the Lincoln Lawyer definitely had me hooked.
We hope that helped you get to know us and our team a little bit more! Thank you for joining us, and look out for the last part of our series in early December.
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