November 2012

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Thanks to the generous donations of our members, we are pleased to announce that our first WH&LA “Enjoy Wisconsin” Online Auction is now open for bidding and will run until November 30!

View all of the great auction items available and place your bids here!

We appreciate everyone helping to make our online auction a success by donating items, bidding on items and spreading the news about the auction to your co-workers, friends and relatives!



The Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (WH&LA) is proud to announce its newly elected 2013 Officers and Board of Directors, chosen on October 22, at the 2012 Wisconsin Lodging Conference & Trade Show at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells.


  • 2013 Chairman of the Board: Buck Drossart, The Pointe Hotel & Suites and Conference Center, Minocqua
  • 2013 Chairman-Elect: Kevin Gallagher, Marcus Hotels & Resorts Inc., Milwaukee
  • 2013 Vice-Chairman: John Chastan, Kalahari Resort Convention Center & Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells
  • 2013 Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Schetter, Oshkosh Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, Oshkosh
  • 2013 Past-Chairman: Connie Barbian, Inn Development & Management, Madison

New 2013 Directors

  • Justin Behling, Northernaire Resort & Spa, Three Lakes
  • Carmen Brady, Mole Lake Casino Lodging & Conference Center, Crandon
  • Eric Brey, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie
  • Lisa Farrell, Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown
  • Kathy Oliver, K & S Hospitality, Mauston
  • Steve Plenge, AmericInn Motel & Suites, West Salem
  • Sheryl Tharman, Red Crown Lodge, Arbor Vitae
  • Kris Willis, Hotel Metro, Milwaukee

Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
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