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Ms. Snyder

Nancy Snyder

Senior Manager of Hospitality Sales, Legrand North America

Nancy Snyder is the Senior Manager of Hospitality Sales at Legrand North America. She leads market development activities, and grows the sales of electrical products, lighting controls and room management systems in North America by establishing executive level relationships with large hotel chains, as well as the largest developers and owners of hotel properties.

Ms. Snyder began engaging with the hospitality market in the textile and furniture industries and in her previous role with the adorne collection by Legrand. With expertise and Upscale Hospitality segments, she is an accomplished sales leader and has a demonstrated history of success in providing solutions to the hospitality industry as well as architectural and design industry.

Ms. Snyder knows how hotel properties can identify areas of opportunity to improve the guest experience in relation to interactions with power and light sources, and how to understand available product solutions that deliver connectivity experiences that meet and exceed guest expectations. She can speak to how priorities of guests and properties intersect with design decisions in addition to understanding the ultra-connected traveler landscape and the associated power and connectivity-based trends that are driving new challenges for properties.

Ms. Snyder has led a number of webinars educating specifiers and hotel executives on topics like, “Designing Delightful Hospitality Environments for Connected Guests.” She has also written articles for a variety of hospitality and design publications including LODGING, The Construction Specifier, and Interiors + Sources.

Ms. Snyder can be contacted at 978-807-0515 or nancy.snyder@legrand.us

Coming up in March 2019...

Human Resources: An Era of Transition

Traditionally, the human resource department administers five key areas within a hotel operation - compliance, compensation and benefits, organizational dynamics, selection and retention, and training and development. However, HR professionals are also presently involved in culture-building activities, as well as implementing new employee on-boarding practices and engagement initiatives. As a result, HR professionals have been elevated to senior leadership status, creating value and profit within their organization. Still, they continue to face some intractable issues, including a shrinking talent pool and the need to recruit top-notch employees who are empowered to provide outstanding customer service. In order to attract top-tier talent, one option is to take advantage of recruitment opportunities offered through colleges and universities, especially if they have a hospitality major. This pool of prospective employees is likely to be better educated and more enthusiastic than walk-in hires. Also, once hired, there could be additional training and development opportunities that stem from an association with a college or university. Continuing education courses, business conferences, seminars and online instruction - all can be a valuable source of employee development opportunities. In addition to meeting recruitment demands in the present, HR professionals must also be forward-thinking, anticipating the skills that will be needed in the future to meet guest expectations. One such skill that is becoming increasingly valued is “resilience”, the ability to “go with the flow” and not become overwhelmed by the disruptive influences  of change and reinvention. In an era of transition—new technologies, expanding markets, consolidation of brands and businesses, and modifications in people's values and lifestyles - the capacity to remain flexible, nimble and resilient is a valuable skill to possess. The March Hotel Business Review will examine some of the strategies that HR professionals are employing to ensure that their hotel operations continue to thrive.