Ellen Defuso

Senior Project Manager

Ellen joins AOA with over 30 years of hospitality experience in both FF&E and project
management disciplines. Her background in FF&E management, procurement, and project
management afforded Ellen the vision to understand the importance of proper strategic
planning as well as development of scope, budget, and schedule with the client.

After graduating State University of New York Stonybrook, Ellen started her career in L.A. with
Hilton Hotels in their purchasing division (HEC/HSM). She was promoted to Director of Renovation at the Hilton New York and then to Senior Director of FF&E Management for Hilton Worldwide.

Her career continued as a Project Manager for Wyndham Vacations, Senior Director of Project Management for Marriott Vacations, and Director of FF&E for Bluegreen. Ellen played a pivotal part of notable projects including Hilton San Diego Convention Hotel; Hilton Grand Vacations in Kingsland, Big Island, Grand Waikikian, Honolulu, and West 57th Street, NY; Bluegreen Fountains in Orlando, Marquee, and New Orleans; and Eilan Resort & Spa in San Antonio.

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