Chip and Mary Jean Lafferty
Mary Jean and Chip Lafferty have been active members of the Rio Vista Community Church for more than 30 years, they devote their time to hosting senior luncheons, serving in the nursery, leading bible studies, and mentoring young married couples. They celebrated 35 years of marriage with their three sons: Bob, Steel, and Daniel. As members of the board of directors of Live the Life South Florida, their goal is to give married couples and families the tools and education to have successful and fulfilling relationships.
Mary Jean graduated from the University of Georgia with a major in journalism and a minor in business. She is an active and dedicated member of her community and finds pride in being a wife and a mother. She served as a Board member as well as Chairman of the Board of Bethany Christian School. She has also been very involved with the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale,The Charity Guild of Ft Lauderdale, and The Children’s Opportunity Group, Inc.where she helped coordinate fundraising projects and auctions. Mary Jean is currently an ambassador for Strike Force 421, an organization of devoted women who raise funds for those in need.
Chip has more than 37 years of experience in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning industry. He began his career as a draftsman and worked his way up to executive vice president and CEO. As a registered professional engineer, he had the privilege of working alongside his father atHill York until his retirement in January of 2020. Now, Chip mentors his son on developing a technology company HYTECH247 that offers digital, predictive, and proactive HVAC monitoring solutions. Heis also a member of numerous professional and industry organizations, including ASHRAE Gold Coast, Nova Southeastern University, Chairman Athletic Counsel,Construction Association of South Florida, Broward County Board of Rules and Appeals, and was the President of Fort Lauderdale Executives Association. Chip graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in engineering management.