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Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association - President and CEO

The Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (WH&LA), with the support of Association Options, is recruiting and evaluating candidates for the position of President & CEO.

Led by a 36-member Board of Directors, the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association (WH&LA) is a non-profit trade association consisting of more than 600 hotels, motels, resorts, inns, bed & breakfasts, and lodging executives around Wisconsin. WH&LA also welcomes industry vendors, chambers of commerce, convention & visitor bureaus, colleges and college students specializing in a lodging or hospitality curriculum into its membership.

WH&LA is eager to identify a visionary, adaptive, and passionate executive committed to positively impacting the organization in terms of state and national awareness and safeguarding WH&LA’s reputation as a resource and leader in the hospitality industry. The successful candidate will serve as the President & CEO, responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective conduct of the activities and business of the Association.

The ideal candidate for this position will be an effective, tenacious, detail-oriented yet forward-thinking leader. She/he will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to the association including:

  • An experienced and diplomatic leader with the ability to motivate, inspire and build an effective and collaborative team of staff, contractors/consultants and volunteer leaders.
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships and work collaboratively with various constituencies, including legislators and regulators, and to develop strategic allies in other associations.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to articulate the value of WH&LA to its members, stakeholders and the community; skilled consensus-builder.
  • Understanding of the importance of strategic planning and the ability to execute and implement an annual work plan to achieve the association’s goals and objectives.
  • Ability to build (recruit & retain), lead and motivate an effective team of staff, volunteers and leadership
  • Respectful, honest, transparent, and ethical leadership style

BEFORE applying please view the complete position description found at: http://www.wisconsinlodging.org/proxy/files/WHLA%20Executive%20Job%20Description%20and%20Profile.pdf.

To apply, please send one PDF application including cover letter, resume and salary requirements by February 1, 2019 to the search firm. If these items are not provided in their entirety by the deadline, your submission will not be considered. In the cover letter, please provide brief details stating how you meet the qualifications listed and how you can positively contribute to WH&LA now and into the future.

Association Options, Inc.

c/o Stacey Barnes


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