Nicholas Woollen is the Director of Engineering for the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. He has been in the private sector for the past 19 years primarily in the hospitality industry. Prior to the private industry, he served six years in the U.S. Navy. His experience includes managing multiple facilities totaling 1.6 million square feet of space with particular attention to repair and maintenance, sustainability, project management, problem solving, and reducing utility costs. Nicholas has 9 years of experience at an executive level position managing a department of 45 and budgets up to $4.5M dollars. He completed his Facility Management and Real Estate Property certifications (FMA, RPA) from BOMI in 2003. He has been the recipient of: J. Willard Marriott Award of Excellence nomination twice; won the Georgia Hotel Lodging Association and the National Hotel Lodging Association Best Use of Technology Award; Navy Achievement Medal twice and Navy Commendation Medal. Nicholas resides in Clarksville, TN with his wife and two children.