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Raleigh, NC, United States, 2011/08/12 - Springleaf Strategies, a marketing and sustainability consulting firm, announces the hire of Colleen Kramer as Director of Sustainability Services - SpringleafStrategies.com.
Ms. Kramer will work with clients in an advisory role as well as provide strategic planning for environmental and social responsibility programming, employee engagement and training, and grant writing.
Prior to joining Springleaf Strategies, she served as Sustainability Chair at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh. She led and implemented various sustainability initiatives on the 125-acre campus, including a building energy data analysis, composting and recycling programs, rain gardens, and the installation of solar panels. Under her leadership, Ravenscroft received the 2011 Environmental Awareness Award from the City of Raleigh, as well as the 2010 Nonprofit Green Business of the Year Award from the Triangle Business Journal. The Triangle Chapter of the US Green Building Council named Ms. Kramer the 2010 NC Green Educator of the Year.
She earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her Bachelor of Science in business management from the University of Scranton. Ms. Kramer also holds a Sustainability Leadership professional certificate from Ithaca College.
“Colleen’s passion for sustainability and drive to make the business community a better place are what this industry is all about,” says Evelyn Contre, managing director of Springleaf Strategies. “The enthusiasm she has for her work is inspiring. She will be a great fit and wonderful addition to our team.”
A certified B Corporation, Springleaf Strategies received the 2010 Green Marketing Program of the Year Award from the Triangle Business Journal. Ms. Contre was recently named a 2011 Top 40 Under 40 Leader by the Triangle Business Journal. Each year, the company has expanded its team as the demand for sustainability-focused services increases. Ms. Contre attributes the growth of the company to its niche focus on planning for environmental and social responsibility and clients’ desires for creative marketing solutions.
About Springleaf Strategies
Springleaf Strategies (springleafstrategies.com) is a marketing and sustainability consulting firm focused on helping businesses grow through planning and implementation of strategic business initiatives. Springleaf Strategies specializes in sustainability-focused marketing for companies in the green building industry, municipalities, and firms in the renewable energy and natural resource conservation sectors. Springleaf also works with companies interested in developing a roadmap for incorporating the fundamentals of environmental stewardship, economic strength, and community into daily operations.