Jessica Ordonez-Steenblock is the Human Resources director at Montage Laguna Beach, an ultra-luxury hotel and resort. In 2015 she was awarded the WIL (Women in Lodging) Connect Leader of the Year award through the California Hotel & Lodging Association, Stars of the Industry Awards. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Pepperdine University, and an MBA from Alliant University. Mrs. Ordonez-Steenblock’s commitment to the human resources field and community is evident in her involvement with the Human Resources Association (HHRA) where she holds several board positions that have helped her stay connected to colleagues in the Orange County and Los Angeles area. Additionally, her passion for teaching and mentoring led her to San Diego State University where she has been an instructor for the past six years in the HR and Hospitality program. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business from Pepperdine University and received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Alliant International University.