In addition to working with entrepreneurs and businesses, Dorita's consulting, strategic and event planning experience includes events for organizations such as Texas Women's Empowerment Foundation, United Negro College Fund, Houston Lawyers’ Association, Community of Faith Church and other local churches, as well as with grassroots basketball programs, and basketball camps.

Since 1988, her work in sports involves 15 years in Higher Education as an Activities Director and Programming Advisor, four years executive-level Special Event Planning, four year direct fundraising, planning and implementing over 20 community golf outings for non-profits and directing or planning major national amateur basketball tournament across the country. She really enjoyed her years with the former Houston Oilers Game Day Staff (Public Relations/Media) before their move to Tennessee.  

Corporate and Business Consulting
Project Planning, Strategy Development and Events

John Lucas Enterprises and John Lucas Basketball Resources

D.L. Hatchett & Associates, LLC worked with John Lucas Enterprises (JLE) to build the enterprise brand, as well as marketing collateral, for their events and camps. Historically local in programs, in 2010 and 2011, JLE added three camps in Las Vegas, Nevada, Norfolk, Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky with Dorita’s leadership and guidance. She successfully partnered with JLE to produce a Coaches Clinic during the 2011 Final Four in Houston, Texas and the sold-out Celebrity Lockout Basketball Game in the fall of 2011 to benefit the formation of the John Lucas Foundation. Most recently, they collaborated to produce The John Lucas Celebrity Scramble for the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend.

  • John Lucas Basketball Resources (2011)
    • Celebrity Lockout Game
    • Future of the Game (Las Vegas)
    • International Middle School Combine
    • Future of the Game (Virginia)
    • Midwest Invitational Camp
  • John Lucas Basketball Resources (2010)
    • Future of the Game (Las Vegas)
  • John Lucas Basketball Resources (2009)
    • International Middle School Combine
    • Southwest Invitational Camp
    • Midwest Invitational Camp
    • Camp Right Way

James Goodwille Pierre, Vice President, National Bar Association

Event Planning and On-site coordinator

Various fundraisers and campaign support events

  • Atlanta (2014) Presidential Campaign Party with Biz Markie
  • Miami (2013) Wine, Wings and Waffles
  • Las Vegas (2012) Vice President Wine, Wings and Waffles
  • New Orleans (2011) Member At-Large Wine, Wings and Waffles
  • Houston (2009) Election Party featuring Doug E. Fresh

Bigfoot Hoops

Event Staffing and On-Site Operations Coordinator

Recruit, Select, Hire and train staff for Basketball Tournaments Annually

Kingwood Classic – 2015
Spring Showcase – 2015
EYBL (Nike) – 2015

Kingwood Classic – 2014
Spring Showcase – 2014
Houston Hoops Showcase – 2014

Kingwood Classic – 2013
Spring Showcase – 2013

Kingwood Classic – 2012
Spring Showcase – 2012

Serious Sounds

Front of House/Ticket Operations and Staffing

Majic After Dark featuring Blues Ball NYE with Willie Clayton, Tucka, and Teresa Griffin (December 2014)

Majic After Dark featuring Syleena Johnson and Anthony David (November 2014)

Majic After Dark featuring Avery Sunshine and Noel Gourdin (October 2014)

Majic After Dark featuring Kem (September 2014)

 Red Cat Jazz Festival

Production and Operations – Galveston – 2014

Logistics and On-Site coordination – Pearland 2012

Carla Lane, LaneStaffing, Inc.

Project Manager – Gala Chair (2013)

Lane Staffing Holiday Party and Awards Dinner Project Manager (2014)

 Lewis Belleau 50th Birthday Party at Red Cat Jazz Café

Insight Productions with Dannette K. Davis

Event Marketing, Front of House coordination and on-site planner

“Bag Ladies: The Play” 2014

 National Bar Association – Sonya Hoskins, candidate party

New Orleans (2011)

Houston (2009)

ReTina Broussard, ReTina the Lifeologist (2011) – website

Houston Hoops Tournament (2010)

Vision Sports Basketball Tournaments (2003-2009)

  • Houston Kingwood Classic
  • Las Vegas Spring Showcase
  • The Main Event (NV)
  • Summer Showcase (NV)

James Dixon Ministries/James Dixon Enterprises

  • Trip Coordinator – 1999 Israel Tour
  • The People Empowered to Win Crusade Tour
  • Concert planning and CD releases
  • Good Gang USA, Inc. Graduate Recognition and Scholarship Coordinator.  College Prep Coordinator

Non-Profit Consulting and Events

John Lucas Foundation

Event Director and on-site coordinator

2014 Tournament of Champions Golf Tournament featuring Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Vernon Maxwell – Memorial Park Golf Course

2013 NBA All-Star Weekend All-Star Golf Tournament featuring NBA Legends and Professional Basketball Association

Smahrt Girl Foundation

Event Consulting – Brunch and Ballgowns 2014

Kingdom View – Gathering of First Ladies Awards Production

Backstage Manager – 2014

Greater Houston Black Chamber

19th Annual Pinnacle Awards Gala Project Manager 2013 featuring Cathy Hughes (Event Chairs, Bob Mackay and Carla Lane)

Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce

18th Annual Pinnacle Awards Production Coordinator and Nominee Coordinator 2012

Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation

Houston Lawyers Association

Good Gang USA Inc. Golf Tournament benefiting Dominion Academy Charter School (2000 – 2006)

Accelerated Intermediate Academy Golf Tournament (2004)