Hotel Online  Special Report

Joseph Osswald Named General Manager and
Kathleen Penn Named Sales Manager for
Jefferson Street Inn, Wausau, Wisconsin


Wausau, WI – February 6, 2005 - After an extensive search, The Jefferson Street Inn is announcing the fulfillment of their management staff positions.   Joseph Osswald has been named the General Manager and Kathleen Penn has been named the Sales Manager. 
Joseph Osswald, a native of Wausau, brings over 24 years of knowledge in the hospitality industry to the hotel.  He has served in all aspects of the industry including, food service, sales, hotel operations, and general management positions at a variety of operations ranging from a small country style inn, to most recently the Westwood Hotel and Conference Center. 

“I share in Wausau’s excitement about the Jefferson Street Inn”, said Joseph.  “I consider it an honor to be selected as the General Manager and to play a significant role in the revitalization of the downtown area.  I will hand pick our staff from Wausau’s diverse work force and select a group of dedicated individuals that share in our standard of reaching beyond traditional expectations of customer service and hospitality.”

Kathleen Penn also brings a high level of expertise to her position.  She has been actively involved in conference 

Joseph Osswald

Kathleen Penn
management and sales for over 35 years.  Her unique vantage point comes from serving on several sides of the business equation as a client, planner, and sales associate.  Prior to joining the Jefferson Street Inn staff, she owned a special event consulting service.   She has also served at the management level of other businesses and organizations, directly overseeing all aspects of meetings, conferences, and special events. 

“This is such a unique opportunity”, said Kathleen.  “I’ve lived and worked in the Wausau area for most of my life.  As a result, many of the people utilizing our services will be well-known friends.  And now I have the pleasure of introducing this incredible hotel to the community.  I’m confident that everyone who experiences the Jefferson Street Inn will be pleasantly surprised by the exceptional level of accommodations and service that are now available to them, right here in downtown Wausau.”

About the Jefferson Street Inn:
Developed and managed by Inn Development and Management LLC of Fort Atkinson WI, the Jefferson Street Inn is a full service, luxury, boutique hotel featuring 62 suites and executive guest rooms (many with fireplaces and whirlpool baths) along with meeting and conference facilities. For more information or to schedule your next event, call 715-845-6500 or visit

Sean Skellie
Director of Hotel Operations
Inn Development & Management, LLC
10 South Water Street East
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Phone: 920-563-0133
Also See: Dan Dick, CHA GM of the Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark, Green Bay, Awarded 2004 Wisconsin Innkeeper of the Year / November 2004
Kohler Co. Acuires the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland from the Kosaido Company of Japan / October 2004

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