National Association of Professional Women Announces Kristin D. Graessle, Owner and President of IZA Group, a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year

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Kristin D. Graessle is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

Fifteen years of experience in all aspects of the lighting industry precursed by five years in both client retention and national client management for a fortune 500 company has made me the success I am today.

NAPW honors Kristin D. Graessle as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in lighting distribution and design. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of professional women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a vibrant networking community with over 600,000 members and nearly 300 Local Chapters.

“Fifteen years of experience in all aspects of the lighting industry precursed by five years in both client retention and national client management for a fortune 500 company has made me the success I am today,” says Kristin D. Graessle, Owner / President of IZA Group, a leader in lighting, design and maintenance.

IZA is nestled in the beautiful Hudson River Valley of New York State. Ms. Graessle built her company based on the belief that her clients' goals would be successfully achieved through a collaborative effort to combine operational efficacy with leading design principals.

Among the skills that have helped launch Ms. Graessle into this rewarding entrepreneurship in the lighting industry is her acute understanding of lighting design, green building, energy efficiency, lighting controls, architectural lighting, retail lighting, museum lighting, residential lighting, commercial lighting, sustainability, lighting manufacturing, logistics, construction management, project management and facilities maintenance.

Ms. Graessle received training in lean manufacturing, customer retention, client management, business development and a host of programs such as CAD and Intuit to name a few. She is a proud member of U.S. Green Builders Association, American Associations of Museum and WBENC. Ms. Graessle is currently applying to WOSB, SAM and is working on obtaining her Leed Certification.

NAPW's mission is to provide an exclusive networking forum to professional women where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, members interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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