Carrie Moore, Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion
Resume: When Carrie Moore was six years old, she went on a vacation to Walt Disney World, and decided at that young age she wanted to work in hospitality. “I realized then how special the industry is,” she says, recalling the magic of the trip. (Remember how you felt staying at a hotel as a 6-year-old? Was there anything cooler?) She received a college degree in hotel and restaurant management from Oklahoma State University and started her career in Hyatt’s corporate management trainee program. She’s been with Hyatt ever since, and brought in 40 SMERF groups to Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion last year.
Outside the Office: When not working, Moore likes to polish her networking skills at OSU football tailgates in the fall in Stillwater, Okla., with her husband, friends and family.
What Friends Say: “Her bright and energetic approach to everything is so infectious that our entire team feeds off of her positive look on life,” says Paul Buff, director of sales and marketing at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion. Don DeFeo, M.Ed., senior sales manager at the Hyatt Regency DFW, agrees. “Carrie has a very natural and affable way of building a relationship with her customers,” he adds. She has integrity, he says, which he defines as doing the right thing when no one is looking.
Career Highlight: “Seeing the first Hyatt corporate management trainee whom I mentored get promoted to a manager position.”
Favorite Quote: “Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” —Thomas Edison
Industry Mentors: David Law, Arlington CVB
Dream Speaker: Ben Stein
Last Place You Vacationed: New Orleans
Worst Industry Buzzword: Reach out. “Just say ‘I’ll call.’”
Professional Pet Peeve: “People making assumptions of your professional experience based on youthful appearances.”
First Job: Detasseling corn in Omaha, Neb.
The Moore Profile: iPhone | Carry-On | Window seat | Neither. Pepsi | Dress pants | Facebook