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Ms. Klueppel

Lisa Klueppel

Senior Manager, Online Acquisition Marketing, VIZERGY

Lisa Klueppel joined VIZERGY in 2009, and immediately made a tremendous impact. She currently oversees our paid search, natural search and copywriting teams and drives the continued development of our social media, display advertising and email marketing initiatives. Prior to joining VIZERGY, Ms. Klueppel worked in Google's Direct Sales Organization, an elite sales team dedicated to servicing Fortune 500 companies, for over five years. She began her career with Google as an Account Strategist, working with clients in the business and industrial markets sectors to develop holistic online marketing strategies. Her client roster included companies like Chevron, FedEx, Caterpillar and 3M. In 2007, Ms. Klueppel transferred to Google's Paris office where she was promoted to Senior Account Manager for YouTube and Display advertising. In that role, her achievements included launching the monetization of YouTube France, managing multi-million dollar YouTube campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola and Evian and overseeing $3.5 million of quarterly display revenue for the French market. Ms. Klueppel holds a Master's degree from Indiana University - Bloomington.

Ms. Klueppel can be contacted at 904-389-1130 or lisa.k@vizergy.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.