Dari J. DeSousa is an accomplished Hospitality Human Resources Professional. She has 30 years of well-rounded HR experience built on in-depth professional knowledge and the ability to efficiently manage tasks of all sizes. She is recognized for her passion, energy, and productivity.
Her specialties include California, hospitality, employee investigations, labor relations, large scope project management, employee morale/team building, leadership training/development, wage and compensation design/execution, and working with hourly entry level teams.
DeSousa has worked for RAR Hospitality. She’s had a long career with Marriott International and has also worked for Starwood Hotels and Interstate Hotels. Last July, she founded DeSousa Professional Human Resources Group.
She received a distinguished honor and was recipient of the 2019 Gold Key – JV Cunningham Personal Service Award which she received during her tenure with RAR Hospitality.
DeSousa is a long-time supporter of Children’s Miracle Network and has supported Rady Children’s Hospital with various volunteer activities and fundraising. She’s currently a Campaign Steering Committee Member.
Dari is the current Treasurer (past Vice President and President) for the San Diego Hospitality Human Resources Association where she has been an active board member since 2007. She is currently supporting hospitality recruiting in San Diego County by co-managing @sdhospitalityjobs, which is a free hospitality job posting Instagram
DeSousa is an instructor and the Program Advisor for the Certificate in Human Resources Program at SDSU Global Campus.