Donald J. Hall, Project Associate
Business & Systems Development
With over 35 years of executive management/consulting experience in the entertainment, hospitality and transportation industries, Don has successfully assisted countless non-profit and private sector companies meet the complex challenges surrounding operational and growth issues. He has held senior management positions with numerous national corporations and chaired or served on countless non-profit boards in his efforts to assist and support charitable institutions in the fulfillment of their missions.
As Vice President/General Manager of Operations for Sea World of California, Don was the executive in charge of that company’s daily operations for over 25 years. He went on to become Vice President/General Manager of the Transportation Network, a large commercial transportation provider in Southern California, and had a highly successful career as a hotel management executive at a number of premiere properties.
Don’s expertise spans a broad spectrum of areas including operations, facilities design and management, business analysis/cost accounting, strategic planning, wage and salary administration and food and beverage and retail design and management. He has initiated, supervised and coordinated design and construction projects of facilities ranging in size from $1.5 to $400 million. He has worked with a wide range of clients in developing strategic and business plans, often designing and implementing sophisticated systems that serve to project future business on a daily and long-range basis. Don has a comprehensive background in complex entertainment environments and has participated in the development and supervision of “best use” studies for operational aspects of a broad spectrum of performance and entertainment entities.
Don studied business management at California State University, San Diego and is certified as a Worker’s Compensation Claims Administrator and in the media training program with Fleishman/Hillard of Chicago, IL. He has been active in non-profit policy and trusteeship either as a consultant or trustee on boards of such organizations as the YMCA, the San Diego Blood Bank Foundation, San Diego Hotel/Motel Association and the Mission Bay Master Plan and Oversight Committees, among others.