Meet Dana Harvey-Moore, Vice President Administration, and Rob Moore, Vice President Business Analysis
What would it be like if your favorite person, the one you trusted more than anyone, shared your place of employment? If you want the answer, just ask the Moores. Dana Harvey-Moore and her husband Rob have both been working at D. C. Taylor Co. for the last 12 years. This is the third time they’ve shared the same employer.
Dana joined D. C. Taylor Co. in 2001 as a temp-to-hire in the company’s accounting department, where she stayed for eight years before moving on to work on special projects and eventually, to a position where her duties are split between project administration and marketing. “I like what I do now more than anything I’ve ever done before,” says Dana, Vice President Administration. “I’m proud of being on teams that accomplish things. Everybody is working toward the same goal.”
The diversity of her experience over 15 years has made her an invaluable asset to the company. She’s done payroll, managed the company’s purchase card expenditures, planned an office remodel, helped build a marketing plan from scratch, and organizes all the details internally that are necessary to get roof construction projects up and running (as well as closed out) for the CRC1 field office.
Dana’s husband, Rob, came on board in 2004, after doing a freelance Excel project for D. C. Taylor Co. while working full-time elsewhere. After four months, he was hired on as the company’s technology manager and has been working to make sure the systems, software, technology, and IT staff advance the company’s goals ever since.
More recently his role has been redefined to emphasize his involvement in process improvement initiatives. “Before I came here, I worked for a multi-billion-dollar corporation for 8 years and it really didn’t make a difference what I did there; I didn’t impact the company whatsoever. I can see that some of the things I do here, do have an impact. It’s nice to see that I can make difference,” says Rob, Vice President Business Analysis.
He balances the information technology and process improvement roles perfectly. “The thing about business analysis [and] process improvement is there’s really no hard line between that and IT because it’s really using the technology and programs to improve the processes,” he explains. “The line is blurred.”
Both Rob and Dana are change agents. “[Dana] is hard working and loyal to the company. She thinks about ‘Is there a better way to do this?’ That’s always helpful. She questions things,” says Rob.
Dana will give you a similar answer when asked about why Rob is successful at his job: “He’s a problem solver. He can think analytically, in terms of what systems do and how you can use the features within a system to get the outcome we want. He’s not restricted by what we’ve done in the past; he can think outside of the norm to come up with a solution. He also questions a lot of things.”
Working together isn’t strange for either of them. In fact, it has definite advantages. “It’s so easy to collaborate,” explains Dana. “If you have a problem with a system or a project, and even if it’s 8 o’clock at night and you have an idea, you have someone to talk to about it right then.”
Dana and Rob’s desire to understand the why behind the how, has enabled them to implement change and increase the efficiency of D. C. Taylor Co.’s operations. It easy to understand why they work so well together and can accomplish so much, with each other as allies in the business and in life.
Throughout 2016, D. C. Taylor Co. will be honoring its employees by sharing a blog profile of their experiences working for the company each month. We think our people are our most valuable asset. After you meet them, we think you’ll understand why.