Learn more about the people responsible for guiding CDS:
Don Dohanyos, President
Don Dohanyos is president of Club Demonstration Services (CDS), a subsidiary of Daymon Interactions and the preferred in-house marketing provider for Costco for nearly 30 years.
Don joined the company in 1989, a year after CDS was founded. He rose through the leadership ranks beginning as the company’s first controller, implementing fiscal policies and procedures that brought stability and order to the fast-growing company.
He then transitioned from finance to operations, demonstrating his impact on the company’s growth both nationally and internationally. Under Don’s leadership, CDS secured business with Costco across the United States, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Spain, France, and Canada.
He created programs that provided consistency in the quality and standards at CDS and across all Daymon Interactions events, lending its efficiencies and impactful results to its retail partners.
Don received two PDS Outstanding Achievement Awards (in honor of the company’s co-founder, Peter D. Schwartz) for his financial contribution as well as his impact on Daymon Interactions’ international expansion.
He believes that the strength of any organization is its people, and he is proud of the dedication and results his team achieves around the world.
As a key contributor to the organization, Denise drives strategic growth by offering customized event marketing solutions for Costco and its brand partners.
She joined CDS, in May 2004 as Scheduling Coordinator for the San Diego Region Sales and Scheduling Department. In pursuit of expanding her knowledge, Denise included the Mexico Region in her role as Scheduling Coordinator in 2006. She was promoted to Sales Manager for the Mexico region in 2008 before becoming the Senior Sales Manager in charge of the in-store event program for Costco in San Diego and Mexico regions.
Denise received the Innovative Thinker of the Year award for her contributions on creating and implementing a new demo platform in 2011. In 2016, Denise was selected for Progressive Grocer’s 100 Top Women in Grocery.