Thursday, November 29, 2007

Apprentice TV Show winner switches jobs

Rising attorney and trial lawyer Stefanie Schaeffer changed careers when she won this year’s Apprentice TV reality series.

Photo co: Scott Doctor

Photo co: TVT

Photo co: Scott Doctor

Real-estate mogul Donald Trump hired the 33-year-old to oversee construction and development for his new Dominican Republic project, Cap Cana. Named a Super Lawyers Young Rising Star in both 2006 and 2007 in Los Angeles, Stefanie is all brains and beauty. She graduated from UC Riverside with a double major in English and Psychology in 1996 and earned her doctorate at Southwestern University School of Law. Working for a California law office, she defended employers against workers’ compensation claims and defended real-estate developers in construction defect litigation. No wonder “The Donald” told me she’s “an amazing woman!”

But now she’s bringing that style and business savvy to Vegas. Donald has agreed to her request to move her from the Caribbean to Vegas as VP of marketing for his Trump International Hotel and Tower which opens fully in April opposite Fashion Show Mall on the Strip. Ironically, Stefanie, who is getting married next Spring, had to create a marketing program for Donald’s Vegas dream on the TV show—and now she’s getting the opportunity to execute it for real.

“I could not be more excited to be putting that plan into action. I just had to be a part of it,” she said. “We’re bringing a new level of luxury and sophistication to the Strip and I’m looking forward to getting to know Vegas better and becoming a true member of the community.”

The talented tycoon-to-be herself will oversee Trump’s residents and signature restaurants, his Spa and Salon, a business center and meeting facilities. Stefanie will ensure that the 24-hour concierge is always on duty for guests and residents, and the doormen and valet parking all keep their white gloves spotless at all times! Her Apprentice gig ends in April and it will be up to The Donald and The Stefanie to negotiate any longer stays in town!.


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