Jason McGrew, director of engineering at The Townsend Hotel in
Birmingham, Mich., manages the maintenance and upkeep of the hotel’s
physical assets as well as the building’s utility usage and
Before joining the Townsend in 2003, McGrew was facility manager
of a large private estate in Orchard Lake, Mich. During that time,
he was responsible for the care of a 15-acre manicured property as
well as a 10,000 square-foot home.
Prior to his employment with the private estate, McGrew worked
for Marriott International in a variety of engineering capacities.
He began his career as a shift engineer with the Marriott Hotel in
Southfield, Mich., and was later promoted to chief engineer for the
Residence Inn of Southfield, Mich. His final position with Marriott
was as assistant chief engineer for the Southfield properties, where
he assisted in the management of engineering departments of a
Residence Inn, a Courtyard and a full-service Marriott.
McGrew is a 2002 graduate of Wayne State University located in
Detroit, Mich., where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business
administration. He also received training in heating and cooling
systems from Henry
Ford Community College, in Dearborn Mich. McGrew holds a
Certified Engineering Operations Executive (CEOE) designation from
the Educational Institute of the American Hotel and Lodging
A Michigan native, he resides in Dearborn, Mich.