NextEnergy, a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate advanced-energy technologies through collaboration, today announced that Vicki L. Vergeldt has joined the company on a consulting basis to lead its marketing and communications programs.
Reporting to NextEnergy’s president and CEO, Ron Gardhouse, Vergeldt directs the company’s advertising, promotional, and public relations efforts, and oversees the company’s website, media relations, events development and management, and the design and development of print and digital support materials. She is also responsible for implementing the company’s corporate identity program.
Prior to beginning her consulting role with NextEnergy, Vergeldt served in multiple leadership roles in communications and public relations: at her own consulting company; for several tier-one automotive supply companies; and at Toyota and Chrysler.
“Vicki has a long track record of pulling together companies’ myriad p.r.activities into cohesive well-branded programs,” says Ronald J. Gardhouse, president and chief executive officer of NextEnergy. “She is a welcome addition to our management team.”
Founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NextEnergy is headquartered in Detroit’s Alternative Energy Renaissance Zone and serves to accelerate energy security, economic competitiveness and environmental responsibility through the growth of advanced-energy technologies, businesses and industries.