Dina M. Rubio

In 1981, for political reasons, Dina emigrated with her family from Nicaragua to West Palm Beach. She worked for a short time at Northern Telecom to help her family settle in the new country. In 1982 she enrolled at Palm Beach Junior College and received her AA degree in Interior design, continuing later her studies at Florida International University for her bachelor’s degree.

Immediately, Dina began to work at Brown and Beres Designs, which had contracts with builders such as Ecclestone, Sabatello, Burke & Divosta and Engle Homes. At Brown and Beres Designs, she worked directly with clients, analyzing their habits and preferences to implement a functional and innovative style for one of the most important investments of their lives: their homes. This required coordinating and collaborating with multiple levels of trades, and professionals in the industry.

In 1994, in partnership with her husband, Dina acquired several locations of Don Ramon Restaurant and remains engaged in this business full time until today. This includes control of quality, marketing, personnel, inventory and mainly customer service.

Working and living in the same city, Dina learned the importance of getting involved in it. She joined various nonprofit organizations that represent the best of the community. Some of them are: Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Southside Business Association, HACER Ministries, ASPIRA of Florida, American Cancer Society South Olive Elementary (SAC) and many others.

Working with the community is Dina's way to show appreciation, and as a form of gratitude to return to the community for the opportunities that this country has given to her. She adds this quote "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy