Lodging Interactive Promotes Key Operations Staff And Continues To Focus On Growth

PARSIPPANY, NJ – June 6, 2016   Lodging Interactive, the leading digital marketing and social media engagement agency exclusively serving the hospitality industry since 2001, today announced the promotion of key Company staff members. This comes on the heels of the Company’s aggressive growth plans for more than ten years.

“We are fortunate enough to have created a company culture that encourages individuals to take calculated risks to ensure we remain relevant to our customers.  In my eyes, if you’re not failing often, you’re not trying and not trying stifles an organization,” stated DJ Vallauri, Lodging Interactive’s Founder and President.  “The following individuals have continually gone above and beyond what they were initially hired to do.  We remain as committed to them as they have shown towards the company.  I applaud them for their ongoing success.”

The Company is announcing the following staff promotions:


Rosella Virdo has been promoted to:

Managing Director, CoMMingle Social Media

For more than 7 years, Rosella has been instrumental in devising and bringing to market the Company’s social media engagement practice, CoMMingle.  She leads the CoMMingle team’s operations and oversees all client relationships.  Rosella’s responsibilities also include ongoing research and development and further growth of the CoMMingle platform.


Andra Chin has been promoted to:

Director, CoMMingle Social Media

For the last 6 years, Andra has managed the CoMMingle operation and team members.  In her new role she will continue to ensure operations and team work remain flowing as well as formalizing best practice procedures and SOPs. Her new role brings her part of the growth of product and service within the department and the operational process.


Kristine Gilbert has been promoted to:

Creative Coordinator, CoMMingle Social Media

Kristine has been one of CoMMingle’s lead analysts and oversees the Company’s Social Voices 24/7 engagement service during her 4 years with us.  In her new role she will assist internal staff with the creation of client marketing campaigns aimed at driving social consumer engagement and driving direct business to clients.


Jackie Saunders has been promoted to:

Operations Coordinator, CoMMingle Social Media

For more than 5 years, Jackie has created and managed critical company operational and financial billings databases.  In her new role she will oversee CoMMingle Analysts, the Client Liaisons staff and client relationships.  Jackie will also manage workflow and ensure all product delivery schedules continue to be met.


Laura Van Houten has been promoted to:

Operations Assistant, CoMMingle Social Media

Laura has served a vital role within CoMMingle for more than 5 years. In her new role, Laura will assist the CoMMingle Operations Management team in meeting client deliverables while adhering to procedures, processes and best practices of the department.


For more information about Lodging Interactive and CoMMingle, please visit: www.LodgingInteractive.com


About Lodging Interactive:


Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, Lodging Interactive is a full-service digital marketing and social media engagement agency exclusively servicing the hospitality industry. Through its web design and search optimization division as well as its CoMMingle Social Media Division, Lodging Interactive provides effective Internet marketing services to hundreds of branded and independent properties as well as management companies, restaurants and spas. The company also offers Social Voices, the hospitality industry’s first 24/7/365 social customer care service as well as HotelSiteXPRESS, which designs affordable, responsive websites that properties own.


Lodging Interactive is a 2015 Adrian Award winner and the International Academy of Visual Arts, Interactive Media Awards, Horizon Interactive Awards, Web Marketing Association, Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, and Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards have recognized Lodging Interactive as an industry leader.


Lodging Interactive is a proud supporter of the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and DJ Vallauri is the Social Media Director and on the Board of Directors of HSMAI’s New York Chapter.  Lodging Interactive is also a preferred Vendor for Best Western International, and is a member of the International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA). For more information, please contact sales@lodginginteractive.com, 877-291-4411 or visit the company’s website.