Mr. Dora holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Finance from the University of Colorado. Mr. Dora is the owner of Dora Hotel Company, a hotel development and management company.
Mr. Dora is a co-owner of Dora Brothers Hospitality Corporation, a hotel management and accounting company, Vision Building Company, a general contractor and construction management firm, plus McCormack Development, a commercial real-estate development company.
Mr. Dora is a managing partner/member or stockholder of one Comfort Suites hotel, two Candlewood Suites Hotels, one Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel, three Hilton Garden Inn hotels, one Holiday Inn Express Hotels, two Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, two Hotel Indigo hotels, two Staybridge Suites hotels and two Independent hotels. Mr. Dora's properties have been recipients of numerous awards for quality and service excellence including the 2001 Developer of the Year Award from Hilton Hotels Corporation and the 2008 Developer of the Year Award from Intercontinental Hotels Group. He has been involved in the management, development and opening of over thirty hotels during his career in the hospitality industry.
He is the past President and Board Member of the Indiana Hotel & Lodging Association and has served on several hospitality related boards and committees. The American Hotel & Lodging Association has designated him as a Certified Hotel Administrator. He is the former Chairman of Premier Capital Corporation of Indianapolis, Indiana a Certified Development Corporation of the Small Business Administration.
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Ashley Dora is a graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Ashley brings a wide range of hotel and catering experience to Dora Hotel Company. Ashley has management experience in Food & Beverage, Sales & Catering, and Front Office Operations. Prior to her Regional Manager position, Ashley worked as both General Manager and Director of Sales at the Inn at DePauw & Event Center. Prior to Dora Hotel Company, Ashley worked for Fairmont Hotels and Resorts at the Fairmont Heritage Place - Franz Klammer Lodge in Telluride, Colorado as a participant in their Leadership Development Program. Prior to working for Fairmont, Ashley served an extensive internship with Kimpton Hotels at the Hotel Palomar in Washington D.C. Ashley has worked with a number of brands including Hilton Garden Inn, Candlewood Suites, and Holiday Inn Express. Ashley received her MBA from Butler University with a concentration in finance.
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Ms. Waddle is a graduate of the University of Evansville, with a B.A. in Education specializing in Communications and English. She has been in the hospitality industry for 18 years and currently serves on the Columbus CVB Board of Directors, as well as serving as Secretary on the Executive Committee for the CVB. She is a member of the Women’s Giving Circle of Bartholomew County as well.
She has management experience in Food & Beverage, Sales & Catering, and Front Office Operations. She has managed hotels as well as extended stay facilities for Dora Hotel Company for the last 9 years and has been a Regional Manager for Dora properties for the last 7 years. Ms. Waddle has overseen two renovation projects within Dora and has been the lead operations manager in the opening of the first new-build Hotel Indigo within the brand.
As the manager of the Hotel Indigo, Columbus, the property has won the 2009 Newcomer Award, 2010 Torchbearer Award, and 2011 Torchbearer Award from Intercontinental Hotels Group. Ms. Waddle was awarded the title of General Manager of the Year for Hotel Indigo properties in 2011.
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An employee of Tim Dora’s for over 16 years and a hospitality professional of 22 years, Wendy Ray provides a wealth of experience in daily hotel operations, hotel construction, renovations, plus food and beverage knowledge. During her time with Dora Hotel Company and Dora Brothers Hospitality, Wendy has overseen the construction and opening of over 14 hotel properties including independent, extended-stay plus limited and full-service properties. During the design and construction phase, her goal has been to accommodate the needs of today’s hotel guest while ensuring on-time openings. Wendy has also maintained the role of General Manager and Regional General Manager of numerous hotels. Her focus has been to train new hotel staff as well as organize hotel procedures to guarantee guest satisfaction long into the future. This attention to detail has helped Dora Hotels gain a strong reputation of customer service that Wendy is proud to continue.
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Kelly, a hospitality industry veteran of more than twenty years, joined Dora Hotel Company in 1995. She served as General Manager for numerous hotels and most recently as Regional Manager. During this time she supervised numerous hotel renovations. She has overseen the construction and opening of two Hilton Garden Inns and Hotel Indigo. Kelly's hotel's received several awards over the years, including a Quality Excellence Award and Renovation Award. She has management experience in Sales and Catering and Food and Beverage in addition to extensive Front desk experience. Her duties now include working with the General Managers in the day-to-day operations of the hotels. Kelly believes strongly in Dora Hotel Company's hands on management approach, developing and nurturing our service culture. She is passionate about the company values and maintaining high quality hotels.
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Theresa currently serves as Director of Human Resources for Dora Hotel Company. Ms. Gallivan joined Dora Hotel Company in 2013, bringing with her over 20 progressive years of business experience, human resources management, and enthusiasm for excellence. Her primary responsibilities include employee relations, compensation and benefits, compliance, training and development. Before working with Dora, Theresa was the Director of Human Resources for St. Vincent Martin House Hotel in Indianapolis. Ms.Gallivan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Dora Hotel Company from her extensive background with Hilton Hotels where she gained diverse experience in Front Office Operations, Sales, Catering, Human Resources, and Administration.
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Mr. Minth has a B. S. in Accounting from Davenport University as well as a Masters degree from the University of Indianapolis. Prior to joining Dora Hotel Company, Mr. Minth worked in the banking industry for over 10 years and has spent the last 15 years in manufacturing accounting and finance. Most recently he spent almost 11 years with United Pet Group (UPG), the aquatics manufacturing division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. He started with UPG as their Cost Accountant and worked his way up to Controller in 2010. With annual sales of $70 million, Kevin was responsible for finance, shipping & receiving and inventory. Mr. Minth transitioned to Dora Hotel Company in 2014. His expertise is an asset to the continued growth of the company.
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Abby Hosfield is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis with a B.A. in Accounting. She began her accounting career in 1991. Mrs. Hosfield brings a wealth of knowledge to the Dora team with her extensive accounting experience which includes manufacturing, communication and public accounting. She transitioned to the hospitality industry as an accounting manager at Dora Hotel Company in 2014.
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Ms. Smith is a graduate of Ball State University with a B.A. in Geography specializing in Travel and Tourism and a minor in Business. Teresa has been in the hospitality business for 25 years, all of them working for the Dora Family. She began working at the Holiday Inn in Anderson in 1987 and performed duties including Night Audit, Guest Service Representative, and Bookkeeper. In 2007, she transferred to the Holiday Inn Express-Fishers where she was Front Office Manager. Shortly thereafter, she joined the staff at the corporate office of Dora Brothers Hospitality where she was an Administrative and Accounting Assistant. Teresa began working for Dora Hotel Company in March 2010 as an Accounting Assistant.
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Mandy is a graduate of IUPUI with a B.S. in Tourism, Conventions and Event Management. Mandy has worked for Dora Hotel Company since 2007. She began working at the Hotel Indigo in Fishers, IN. Since then she has worked at several of our properties over the years such as the Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn, and the Hotel Indigo in Columbus, IN. Mandy started working as the Administrative Assistant and Accounts Payable Clerk at the corporate office in 2010, in 2015 she started as the Special Projects Administrator.
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Ms. Lambert is a HR payroll generalist specializing in HRIS implementations. She also has services in a variety of departments including employment, benefits, compliance and disciplinary issues for all company associates. Ms. Lambert has led a successful integration of all Payroll and Human Resource programs and policies. Darlene started her career with Dora Brothers Hospitality in 1996. Since this time she has held a number of key roles giving Darlene the perspective and understanding to be an outstanding Payroll Manager.
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Caitlin Aue is the Office Administrator of Dora Hotel Company. Mrs. Aue joined Dora Hotel Company in 2015. She has over five years of managerial and administrative experience in the retail and office setting. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business, but most importantly ensuring a productive and efficient working environment.
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Murphy joined Dora Hotel Company in 2011 as the company´s first Security Officer. Murphy has over seven years of experience protecting humans and their property. Murphy isn't much of a coffee canine, but he will take belly rubs and treats any day of the week! If you do a good job, he might give you a high-five. He spends his days sleeping, lounging, playing with his stuffed animal toys and protecting the office staff from the dreaded Mail lady.