Dari DeSousa joined RAR Hospitality in 2019 and brings many years of hospitality human resources experience. Prior to RAR, she has worked for Marriott International, Starwood Hotels and Interstate Hotels all in her adopted hometown of San Diego. Her specialty areas are: employee engagement, labor relations, and leadership development. She received Marriott’s Excellence in HR Leadership award in 2016 and 2009, which recognizes top HR talent for innovative work; and Marriott’s Spirit to Serve award in 2007 for her significant community service. Dari is actively involved with Rady Children’s Hospital and has served on several board and committee appointments focused on fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. She was recognized by CMNH in December 2018 as a Miracle Maker which is a recognition given to individuals for their contributions and commitment to the kids. Dari is the current Vice President (past Treasurer and President) for the San Diego Hospitality Human Resources Association where she has been an active board member since 2007. Dari is the Certificate in Human Resources Program Advisor for SDSU College of Extended Studies and is a classroom instructor for multiple courses. Dari enjoys action/adventure/sci-fi movies, playing video games, all things Disney and geeking out at Comic-Con which she has attended annually for the last 20-years with her son.