Meet Mindy Jensen, Director of Sales for the Hyatt Regency Downtown. What’s her favorite part of the industry? Find out below!
Interview with Mindy Jensen
Q: Where are you originally from?
I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and moved to Albuquerque when I was 10 years old. I have lived here ever since, only leaving for three years while attending college in Florida.
Q: When you aren’t working with your team and clients, how do you spend your time?
I love water, so anything near a beach, lake, or river, is a great place to decompress. I enjoy water skiing, kayaking, jet skiing, golfing and spending time with my family.
Q: Where did you go to school or obtain your degree?
I attended The University of North Florida where I obtained my Associate Degree in Accounting, and went on to graduate from the University of New Mexico with a dual major BBA in Accounting and Marketing and Minor in Psychology.
Q: Tell us about your prior experience in this industry (or any other industries).
I worked in the mortgage and banking industry for 10 years before beginning my career in hospitality. My experience in the hospitality industry has been multifaceted and multi-branded, including experience with Hilton and Marriott. I have worked in banquets, catering, business travel and group sales.
Q: How long have you been with Hyatt? With Hyatt Regency Albuquerque?
I began by Hyatt career at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in September 2014.
Q: What is your favorite thing about the industry or your job in general?
My favorite thing about the industry and my job is making people happy. Whether it is one of our guests, or a member of my team, I love to make someone smile, laugh, and enjoy their day.
Q: If you had to choose one thing that you feel makes your property so unique, what would it be?
It would be hard to choose just one thing that makes us unique, but the pyramidal top of the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, and its adjacent tower, is the most recognizable part of Albuquerque’s Downtown skyline. The building is also the second-tallest in New Mexico, and has been since it was built 25 years ago.