“Like any successful relationship, I think the most important aspects of BD are communication, flexibility, adaptability, and possessing a willingness to help our clients and colleagues be as successful as possible.”
As a Business Development Manager for DCI Engineers, Suzanne has been an active member of the Architecture and Engineering industry for more than 14 years. She believes the most critical aspect of business development is truly listening, whether it’s to a co-worker, collaborator, colleague or potential/existing client. She enjoys being tuned in to the built environment which allows her to spread the word about the innovative approaches and design solutions that DCI utilizes on our projects to the rest of the AEC community and beyond. Suzanne has previously been involved with the ACE Mentoring Program and held a Board position with Canstruction San Diego for seven years. She has been a member of the Planning Committee of the Orchids & Onions, an educational and fundraising program, for the past seven years, including two years co-Chairing the event. In addition to her current tenure as Treasurer for the Society of Marketing Professional Services’ San Diego Chapter, she has been a Chair on the Board of the San Diego Architectural Foundation for the past five years.
- What was your favorite class in college? The ones that dealt with Urban Planning and Development.
- What is your favorite place/building in San Diego? The Salk Institute in La Jolla designed by Louis Kahn.
- If you weren’t a Business Development Manager, what would you be? A natural (minimal intervention) wine maker.