Senior Vice President, Operations & Learning, Loews Hotels
Jenny Lucas started working in hotels when studying Hotel & Restaurant Management at James Madison University. Having traveled extensively while growing up overseas, the hospitality industry seemed like a logical way to turn a personal hobby into a lifetime career. After college she joined Stouffer Hotels & Resorts as a Management Trainee and continued with Stouffer through the transition to Renaissance Hotels & Resorts. In 1997 she joined Loews Hotels as Director of Restaurants at the Loews L’Enfent Plaza Hotel in Washington DC.
Through her roles in Food & Beverage she had unique experiences focused on training including both relaunching and opening new restaurants and hotels. After 8 years in Food & Beverage management, having found a new passion, Jenny jumped at the opportunity to shape and develop a new position in the role of Regional Director of Training for Loews Hotels for the DC/Annapolis area. In 2002 she moved to Loews Hotels’ corporate headquarters in Manhattan when promoted to Manager of Education and Career Development, and in 2007 she assumed oversight of the department. In 2013, Jenny assumed her current role leveraging her roots in hotel operations with the expertise in training as Senior Vice President of Operations & learning.