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Darrel Foster

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Dedicated professional with over 25 years comprehensive medical and office, multi-site Facilities Management, Project Management, Human Resource, and Budget and Financial Management knowledge and experience. Detailed oriented with extensive technical, decision-making and multi-tasking skills utilized to achieve corporate performance standards and goals.

CAREER HISTORY

SODEXO
General Manager/Engineer I, February 2009 – Present
General Manager, October 1990- February 2009

Accounts Managed
Goldberg Towers, 80,000 sf – 1990 – 2001
Kelsey Seybold Clinics (5), 2.5m sf – 2001-2009
St. Lukes Emergency Center (4), 200K sf – 2001-2009
Invensys (2), 120K sf – 2009-Present

  • Management and administration of operational, administrative, and financial functions for contracted facilities.
  • Developed, managed and monitored respective facility budgets ranging from $500K to $2.0M.
  • Directed all maintenance/engineering operations of buildings and grounds.
  • Monitored operations and maintenance of all facility utility systems to include heating, ventilation, air-conditioning.
  • Human resource functions – employee relations, benefits, recruitment, hiring, training, performance improvement, and termination.
  • Supervision of administrative personnel, cafeteria staff, security, and janitorial service/staff.
  • Review and maintain business and financial records per company policy, federal mandates, and state and local regulations.
  • Project management involving new construction, renovations, and any capital modification to existing structures.
  • Analyze and maintain standard office and facility equipment and services.
  • Obtain, monitor and review all lease and maintenance/service agreements as well as other applicable resources to support facility operations.
  • Administer and supervise facility related financial processes to include accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Establish annually, and monitor weekly, business objectives, operating statement, revenue forecasts, and financial budget expectations for each facility.
  • Knowledge of JCAHO, EPA, OSHA and other regulatory safety compliance regulations.

MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 10-year business and safety audit rating of 100%
  • HR Coordinator for the Southern District
  • Assisted with training new General Managers in Southern District
  • Graduate of Sodexo Emerging Leaders
  • Assisted with RFP throughout the country
  • Received Silver award for Outstanding Performance for 2010
  • Received an award for an informative facilities management video production
  • Food Service Certification
  • OSHA Certification in progress

CENTURY MANAGEMENT
GENERAL MANAGER, 1980 TO 1990
Red Oaks Rehabilitation Facility, Houston, TX

Education
Xavier University
BS, Political Science

Summary of Skills
MS Office (Intermediate level – Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
Numerous proprietary software programs

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