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Ms. Levin

Jessica Leigh Levin

President, Seven Degrees Communications

Jessica Leigh Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, DES and President of Seven Degrees Communications is an author, speaker, and communications expert with almost two decades of event industry experience. A “recovering” meeting planner, Ms. Levin's expertise lies at the intersection of digital communications, strategic marketing and relationship building. Known as a connector, she has worked with corporations, associations and individuals to create and strengthen their brand messages through traditional and digital marketing with an emphasis on face-to-face experiences.

An active member of the meetings industry, she has served on the board of PCMA New York for six years including as chapter president. She has received numerous accolades for her work in marketing as well as in both the business community and for her charitable contributions and volunteer work.

Her books Everyone Has Sh*t: Unsolicted Advice for Being Human and Perfect Pairings: The Art of Connecting People are available on Amazon. She's recently launched Talkin' Sh*t: The Unsolicited Podcast with a goal of spreading more kindness to humanity.

Ms. Levin speaks on topics ranging from event design and marketing communications to more inspirational and motivational talks based on her writing.

She has an MBA from Rutgers University and graduated from Florida State with a degree in marketing and entrepreneurship. Ms. Levin lives in New Jersey where she also runs a landscaping business with her husband. In her free time she enjoys drinking wine and has more kitchen gadgets than places to store them.


Please visit http://www.sevendegreescommunications.com for more information.

Ms. Levin can be contacted at 908-912-4418 or jlevin@sevendegreescommunications.com

Coming up in May 2019...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.