Jennifer D. Schaff

Jennifer Schaff
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Jennifer D. Schaff's Biography

Type Of Business:
Resort and Spa
Marketing Area:
Regional
Major Product/SVS:
Hospitality Services
Hobbies/Sports:
Hiking, Volunteering for Community Involvement Activities, Home Improvement and Designing, NASCAR
Education Degrees:
Associate of Applied Science, with a Concentration in Engineering, San Fransisco State University
Affiliations Awards:
Phoenix Green Chamber of Commerce; Arizona Chapter, American Hotel and Lodging Association; United States Green Building Council; Society of Women Engineers; International Facility Management Association
Work History:
The Irvine Company
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The highlight of her career was becoming the first female director of engineering with the Hyatt Corporation.
Charity:
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Habitat for Humanity
Number Of Years In Profession:
28
Number Of Years In Current Position:
12
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to hard work, tenacity and dedication to furthering her knowledge base, utilizing various forms of information and media to grow that knowledge.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession through her desire to be an engineer and the influence she received from her grandfather, who established and operated a large commercial architectural firm in San Francisco, California.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Conducting Facility Management, Overseeing All Building Systems Operations and Replacement Consisting of HVAC/R, Solar Heating, Electrical Systems, Communications Systems, Fire and Life Safety Systems, Building Automation Systems, Managing the Execution and Project Management of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation Projects within the 52-Acre Property. Building Energy Efficiency with Renewable Energy Sources
Education Certifications:
Pursuing Certification in LEED AP and Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance; Certified Stationary Engineer, California Apprenticeship Council; Certified Pool and Spa Operator; Certified Fiber Optics Installer; Certification in Fiber Optics Communication; Certification in Overall Facility Management
Awards/Honors:
Environmental Technology Award for Design and Installation of the Industry's Largest Solar Hot Water Heating System, Valley Forward Association; Operations Recognition, Nominated for Achievement Award (2006); Manager of the Year (2000)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Schaff hopes to continue working with Hyatt Corporation, in a broader capacity, that will help support and broaden Hyatt's growing commitment to building efficiency and sustainable design and operations.
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