Executive Management Team
DRCFA Owners Representative
Mr. Brown is from Diversity in Design GMB, LLC, and serves as Chief Construction Officer. Brown has 36 years’ experience in project engineering and construction. Since 1995 he has provided construction management, and contract administrative and owner’s representative consulting services on a variety of projects in Detroit.
He has extensive experience with the personnel and day-to-day operations of city departments including Planning and Development, Buildings and Safety Engineering, DPW-City Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Detroit Water and Sewer, Public Lighting, Police and Fire.
CEO and CFO
Patrick Bero serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority. Mr. Bero has served as the proprietor Strategic Partner Management Consulting (SPMC), a finance and operations consulting firm based in Clarkston, MI, since May 2001.
Before he established SPMC, Mr. Bero served for five years as both a Senior Consultant and a Manager in the Chicago office of The Deloitte Hospitality and Gaming Consulting Practice. Prior to joining Deloitte, he was a financial analyst with Mirage Resorts, Incorporated, in Las Vegas, Nevada where he served for four years at both their Treasure Island and Golden Nugget resort properties.
Mr. Bero is a two-time graduate of the University of Notre Dame. In 1990, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in corporate finance and in 1996, he received a Master of Business Administration degree from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business with a concentration in operations and finance.