Parsippany, New Jersey – DJ Vallauri, President & CEO of Lodging Interactive, an award winning digital marketing and social media engagement agency exclusively serving the hospitality industry, announces that Kristine Gilbert, Creative Coordinator for CoMMingle, is the recipient of the 2016 President’s Award of Excellence. The annual award, which was created in 2013 by DJ Vallauri, recognizes an employee who has exhibited exceptional contributions and service throughout the previous year. Ms. Gilbert was presented with the prestigious award at the company’s yearly meeting held at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange, New Jersey on December 9th. She was nominated for the President’s Award by Rosella Virdo’, Managing Director of CoMMIngle, the division of Lodging Interactive that spearheads social media services.
During her years with Lodging Interactive, Kristine has progressed professionally through positions leading to her current role and her determination and enthusiasm transcend all areas of her life. While supporting and caring for her husband and two children, she has made time to give back to her community. Kristine is an avid runner and recently ran for The Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon that, since 1954, has provided vital services for people and families in Lehigh Valley, from early childhood developmental programs to support services for people in retirement. She has also championed numerous fundraisers for children through health and fitness.
“Kristine is a dedicated individual who has a deep passion for her work that is equaled by her passion for serving her community,” said Mr. Vallauri. “Whether as a beta tester for new services we have launched or as an SME (Subject Matter Expert) for the many social networks and blogging platforms, Kristine has taken on every challenge as the Creative Coordinator for CoMMingle with limitless enthusiasm and admirable determination. She is a quintessential example of Lodging Interactive’s ideals and values. I congratulate her on this well-deserved President’s Award of Excellence.“