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Ms. Mockerman

Lily Mockerman

Founder, Total Customized Revenue Management

President and CEO of Total Customized Revenue Management (TCRM), Lily Mockerman is a passionate and devoted leader and practitioner in the revenue management field. She has developed strong analytical skills and experienced foresight, is technology-savvy in many hotel systems and can clearly communicate vision and strategy for her clients and team.

Ms. Mockerman earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Management from Johnson & Wales University. Following graduation, Ms. Mockerman's career has encompassed a variety of roles and responsibilities, including positions with independent full-service, boutique and resort hotels, and work with major brands including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels, Marriott International, IHG and Hyatt, and various hotel management companies.

In her previous roles, Ms. Mockerman worked in the operations department with positions in Rooms Management and Food & Beverage, giving her a thorough understanding of how both the sales and revenue departments impact hotel operations. With 13 years of diverse hospitality experience under her belt, Ms. Mockerman founded Total Customized Revenue Management in 2012 using her passionate vision to become the premier provider of revenue management services for the hospitality community.

In recognition of these efforts, she was named 2015 Revenue Management Professional of the Year by HSMAI’s Arizona Chapter. Ms. Mockerman brings a hands-on, customized approach and extensive knowledge of the industry and competitive landscape to her clients. By balancing high guest satisfaction ratings and operating costs as well as delivering a growing revenue margin, her high level of attentiveness continues to show great profit return.

With this approach, Total Customized Revenue Management provides leading revenue management and hospitality consulting services to a variety of hotels and resorts through a customized, integrated approach. Total Customized Revenue Management continues to grow under Ms. Mockermans' leadership and has recently begun to expand into international markets.

Please visit https://www.tcrmservices.com/ for more information.

Ms. Mockerman can be contacted at 623-536-7066 or lily@tcrmservices.com

Coming up in April 2018...

Guest Service: Empowering People

Excellent customer service is vitally important in all businesses but it is especially important for hotels where customer service is the lifeblood of the business. Outstanding customer service is essential in creating new customers, retaining existing customers, and cultivating referrals for future customers. Employees who meet and exceed guest expectations are critical to a hotel's success, and it begins with the hiring process. It is imperative for HR personnel to screen for and hire people who inherently possess customer-friendly traits - empathy, warmth and conscientiousness - which allow them to serve guests naturally and authentically. Trait-based hiring means considering more than just a candidate's technical skills and background; it means looking for and selecting employees who naturally desire to take care of people, who derive satisfaction and pleasure from fulfilling guests' needs, and who don't consider customer service to be a chore. Without the presence of these specific traits and attributes, it is difficult for an employee to provide genuine hospitality. Once that kind of employee has been hired, it is necessary to empower them. Some forward-thinking hotels empower their employees to proactively fix customer problems without having to wait for management approval. This employee empowerment—the permission to be creative, and even having the authority to spend money on a customer's behalf - is a resourceful way to resolve guest problems quickly and efficiently. When management places their faith in an employee's good judgment, it inspires a sense of trust and provides a sense of higher purpose beyond a simple paycheck. The April issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some leading hotels are doing to cultivate and manage guest satisfaction in their operations.