Posted in People on 1 September, 2015

James Lehouiller, CEO and Managing Partner of DiLeonardo, has announced that in keeping with the practice of promoting from within, they have appointed Jennifer Skaife as Design Director. In her new role, Ms. Skaife will be responsible for overseeing the development of concept and design for international and domestic projects throughout DiLeonardo; including key design decision making and extensive client interaction. She will work closely with the Partners to ensure all business goals and objectives are realized with a strategic vision. As an active member of the

Global Management Team, she will set the tone for the design of projects and guide teams in the implementation of DiLeonardo’s design expectations.

“We are excited to have Jennifer take on this new role. Her extensive experience, vision, talent and championing of our brand’s values since joining the firm, made her promotion an easy decision.” said Mr. Lehouiller.

Ms. Skaife takes on her new position with great enthusiasm and gratitude; “I am extremely honored and excited at this point in my career to extend my passion for design into this new role. To work with our global teams is wonderful and I am grateful for the continued opportunity to both mentor and learn whilst collaborating throughout our studio. Being part of the DiLeonardo team allows me to deepen and expand my relationships with clients and further enhance our design approach as we lead the next generation of hospitality design.”

Ms. Skaife has always worked closely with architects, engineers and other critical consultants, and firmly believes that an emphasis on the early integration of all disciplines leads to greater innovation in reaching exceptional design solutions. Her organizational and negotiation, skills combined with a strong design and aesthetic sensibility, have given her the opportunity to successfully lead design teams through challenging project demands from concept through to construction.

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