In Episode 21, Lauren Broom interviews David Hawes and Jennifer Farwell with Pool & Spa Apprenticeship Training Committee about the first Nationally approved pool and spa apprenticeship program in the United States! Listen in and hear about how they are helping to professionalize our pool industry!
David Hawes - President & Chairman
David Hawes is the President and CEO of H & H Pool Services, Inc. He started his company at age 10 in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it has been operating continuously for over 50 years. David is a licensed contractor, and his company currently services approximately 600 accounts weekly. He graduated with honors from Menlo School of Business Administration, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Finance and Accounting. He is currently serving as the Region 1 Director & Chief Financial Officer of the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association (IPSSA). He is also on the Board of Directors for Pool Industry Expo. David is a nationally recognized speaker and has been teaching business seminars for pool service company owners over the last 30+ years, to help the industry improve profits and professionalism. He is a frequent contributor to articles for several trade.
Jennifer Farwell, Program Director & Coordinator
Jennifer has 30 years of operations management experience in highly regulated industries. She spent 10 years in Title & Escrow and worked as a Vice President for a national company, where she led the Southwest Region offices and received the Presidents Circle award several years in a row. Most recently, she worked for the former Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) as Director of the Western Office. With the help and support of industry leaders and volunteers, she established a new Chapter in California, formed a California Coalition for the adoption of the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC), and expanded membership and Association-supported education. She has served on several non-profit committees supporting healthy living and economic growth, including: the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX), the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), the American Cancer Society, and Women’s Empowerment. She feels privileged to work in support of programs and issues that improve the quality of lives.
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