Can you give me a little background on yourself and how your journey with D Byers & Associates began?
I’m president of WVU at Parkersburg and I met Dorinda through a mutual friend, Michele Wilson. She and Dorinda had partnered on a number of projects over the years. I wasn’t actively seeking services, but I wanted to meet Dorinda because she came highly recommended and evaluated needs or services we may need in the future.
How long have you been working with D Byers & Associates?
About 2 years. My presidency has been 3 years and the first project we did together was sometime during my second year.
What was the impact of our services on your business?
The outcome has been further development of our network of highly skilled professionals who we can call on for different functions, and we submitted a grant application together. While the grant application was not funded, the background information that we learned about our agency and community colleges around the state was very useful in a sense of needs assessment which will prepare us for future projects that we undertake.
While working with us, have there been any challenges along the way, and if so how were they solved?
There have not been challenges. The working relationship has been exceptional and the work they’ve done is very good. They have been collaborative and are able to work independently and carry out assignments with minimal amounts of supervision. They seem to have a wide array of staff and partners who can professionally carry out a wide range of services.
What is something you would tell others who are considering working with D Byers & Associates?
I would say that it’s a very high quality professional org that can implement both small and large scale projects from start to finish. It is small enough to get hands-on, high quality personal attention from Dorinda herself as a leader and you don’t get that with bigger firms but it’s large enough that it can carry out a project of bigger scale. So, the combination of personal attention along with high quality and depth of knowledge that would rival a larger consulting firm would be things I would say to someone considering working with D Byers.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I think very highly of the firm and all the people that I worked with. I will use them in the future and have already recommended them to the non-profit organization I serve on the board for and that is the most highest, most tangible praise I can give.