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In this thought-provoking program, Bill will give you a hopeful, and much-needed, strategic perspective of the evolving workplace, while equipping you with actions that you can apply today to help you retain.
Bill Fournet helps leaders and organizations turn disruption into opportunity, saving them millions of dollars, by innovating how they work. Fueled by his belief that to stay viable in today’s ever-changing world we need to approach work differently, Bill actively supports leaders as a management consultant, executive coach, and keynote speaker. As an in-demand speaker for leaders, Bill delivers thought-provoking, practical programs to help you Lead for Tomorrow by understanding workforce trends and staying ahead of the curve in times of great change. In all his work, Bill leverages more than 25 years of experience in leading successful teams including overseeing large and mega projects in excess of $10 billion to give leaders the tools and guidance they need to thrive in any situation.
In 2004, on the heels of years of experience in project management and leadership for companies that included AT&T, IBM, and MTV Networks, Bill founded the award-winning management consulting firm, The Persimmon Group. Believing that “corporate” life could be full of passionate and engaged people, he established a unique business philosophy and culture at Persimmon, which was honored as a two-time recipient of the Blue Ribbon Award for being one of the leading small businesses in America by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Persimmon has also been on the Inc. 500/5000 list for the U.S. Fastest Growing Companies and received many other business accolades, including the Families and Work Institute’s Effective and Flexible Workplace Award. Bill has also been a multi-nominee for “Most Admired CEO” in his home state of Oklahoma.
STR 2023 Forecast Presenter: Emmy Hise, Senior Director of Hospitality Analytics of COSTAR / STR
Emmy Hise is the Senior Director of Hospitality Analytics for CoStar and covers the Western U.S. She follows hotel and investment trends and shares them with clients through presentations at industry events, market reports, news articles, and videos.
Previous to her current role, she was in the Consulting and Analytics division for STR and provided custom data solutions to clients using STR’s extensive database. STR provides clients from multiple market sectors with premium, global data benchmarking, analytics, and marketplace insights. STR was acquired in October 2019 by CoStar Group, Inc., the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics, and online marketplaces.
Emmy has over 15 years of experience in the lodging sector. Ms. Hise spent the first few years of her career working in operations. From there, she transitioned to a hotel real estate roles for nearly eight years. She worked as an analyst for the U.S. CBRE Hotels broker team. Emmy then moved to the acquisition and management contract side for a hotel management company and focused on numerous analytic lodging and real estate projects, including market studies, due diligence, single asset and portfolio transactions, valuations, underwriting, and amenity and facility offerings analysis.