Dari DeSousa is a long-time hospitality and human resources professional. She works for Hostmark Hospitality Group, a hospitality management company, as a corporate director of human resources, addressing workplace issues in the Southern California, Arizona, and Colorado markets. Her focus areas are employee engagement, labor relations, and leadership development. She was the San Diego Hotel Motel Association Recipient of the 2019 Gold Key JV Cunningham Personal Service Award.
In December of 2018, she was the Recipient of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals/Rady Children’s Hospital Miracle Maker Award for her focus on the children of San Diego. She received Marriott International's Excellence in Leadership award in 2009 and again in 2016, which recognizes top HR talent for innovative work. She also earned Marriott's Spirit to Serve Award in 2007 for her significant community service.
DeSousa is the Vice President and Treasurer (and former president) of the San Diego Hospitality Human Resources Association, where she’s been an active board member since 2007. DeSousa is a 1998 alumni of SDSU's Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management program.