Association 2006 Innkeeper of the Year
Geneva, WI (November 14, 2006) – Kirk Drusch, CHA, Vice President and General
Manager of the Brookfield Suites Hotel & Convention Center, was awarded
the prestigious Wisconsin Innkeepers Association (WIA) 2006 Innkeeper of
the Year Award. This award was presented at the Wisconsin Lodging Conference
& Trade Show, held October 30-31 at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake
Geneva. The WIA Innkeeper of the Year Award annually recognizes one individual
for outstanding leadership in the Wisconsin lodging industry.
The 2006 Innkeeper of the Year Award was judged by WIA’s Awards Committee based on the following criteria: human resource skills, ongoing WIA involvement, other industry or community involvement, personal and property achievements and leadership ability.
Drusch, a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association as well as many other local, state and regional organizations, has been an active member of the lodging industry in the Greater Milwaukee area for over 20 years. Serving two full terms on the WIA Board of Directors, Drusch was recently nominated by his peers to serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the association in 2007.
For his dedication to the hospitality industry, Drusch also earned a special commendation from Governor Jim Doyle.
As president of the Greater Milwaukee Hotel-Motel Association in 2002, Drusch accepted WIA’s “Chapter of the Year” award on its behalf. The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, Embassy Suites and the state of Wisconsin have also honored him for his service.
The Wisconsin Innkeepers Association (WIA) represents over 1,100 hotels, motels, resorts, inns, hotel condos, and bed & breakfasts throughout Wisconsin. Established in 1896, the WIA provides marketing, education, legislative, and information services to Wisconsin’s lodging industry.
Trisha A. Pugal
|Also See:||Scott Krause, General Manager of the Heidel House Resort, Green Lake, Named 2005 Innkeeper of the Year by the Wisconsin Innkeepers Association / November 2005|
|Dan Dick, CHA GM of the Tundra Lodge Resort & Waterpark, Green Bay, Awarded 2004 Wisconsin Innkeeper of the Year / November 2004|