Helen Jorgensen

vice president, design and procurement
Host Hotels & Resorts

Ms. Jorgensen, VP Design & Procurement, is responsible for strategic procurement, sourcing, and design management for Host Hotels & Resorts, an S&P 500 company and the largest lodging real estate investment trust with approximately 52,400 rooms.  As part of Host’s disciplined approach, Helen is accountable for maximizing the value in design management and execution including the strategic management of the FF&E for the portfolio.  By utilizing her strong strategic planning and management aptitude, she developed Host’s Strategic Partnership Program with key suppliers and design consultants to drive reimagined hotel designs and value.  She holds a BS degree, Business Management and Mass Communications, Towson University Maryland, and received a Certificate of Graduate Studies Administration and Management from Harvard.  She is a LEED Accredited Professional and has held several board positions with the Washington DC chapters of the ISM and NEWH.  She is currently an advisory board member for Hospitality Design magazine and will be inducted into Hospitality Design magazine’s Platinum Circle November 2018