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Buck Drossart, 2013 Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association Chairman and
General Manager of The Pointe Hotel & Suites and Conference Center,
Minocqua, Receives a State Leadership Award from the AH&LA

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (May 31, 2013) – Buck Drossart, CLM, 2013 Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (WH&LA) Chairman of the Board and General Manager of The Pointe Hotel & Suites and Conference Center, Minocqua, was presented with a State Leadership Award by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA). Drossart received the award at the AH&LA Legislative Action Summit in Washington, D.C. for his work on behalf of WH&LA.


Pictured in the photo from left to right: Ron Vlasic, 2013 AH&LA Chairman; Buck Drossart, 2013 WH&LA Chairman;
Katherine Lugar, AH&LA President & CEO; Joe McInerney, outgoing AH&LA President & CEO.


“WH&LA is fortunate to have Buck Drossart and his passion for Wisconsin and the lodging industry at our helm this year,” said Trisha Pugal, CAE, President/CEO of WH&LA. “His support of our organization and industry exemplifies his ‘leadership by example’ approach.”

Launched in 1998, this annual award, formerly known as the Most Valuable Volunteer Award, is presented to one person in each state who has contributed to their individual state hospitality programs and initiatives.  Winners are determined by the partner state associations and receive a commemorative award.

The Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (WH&LA)
represents more than 750 hotels, motels, resorts, inns, hotel condos, and bed & breakfasts throughout Wisconsin. Established in 1896, WH&LA provides marketing, education, legislative and information services to Wisconsin’s lodging industry
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Contact:

Trisha Pugal, CAE - President/CEO
262/782-2851
pugal@wisconsinlodging.org

Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association
1025 S. Moorland Road,
Suite 200
Brookfield, WI 53005
Phone: 262/782-2851
Fax: 262/782-0550
whla@wisconsinlodging.org
www.wisconsinlodging.org


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Robert Y. Dove Named Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association's 2010 Innkeeper of the Year / November 2010

Brian Brandstetter Named Wisconsin Innkeepers Association 2009 Innkeeper of the Year / November 2009

Gale “Buck” Drossart Awarded the Wisconsin Innkeepers Association 2007 Innkeeper of the Year Award / November 2007
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