Industry Update
Appointment 7 April 2011

Jay Karen

Named member of the board of directors
At the U.S. Travel Association in Washington - DC, USA

DELETED: Jay KarenJay Karen, president and chief executive officer of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII), was elected by peers in the travel industry to serve a two-year term as an at-large member of the U.S. Travel Association board of directors. This will be the first time a representative from the bed and breakfast industry will serve the organization in this capacity. Jay has fifteen years of experience in organizational and association management and leadership, fourteen of which has been in the hospitality and leisure market. Since 2007, Jay has served the bed and breakfast industry as president and CEO of PAII. For ten years prior to that, he served in senior staff positions with the National Golf Course Owners Association, representing and promoting the business interests of golf course operators worldwide.

Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP)

PAII (the Professional Association of Innkeepers International) and AIHP (the Association of Hospitality Professionals) have merged to form one strong united organization, the Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP), Inc.
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Recent Appointments at ALP

Kris Ullmer - Executive Director

1 March 2015 — Kris began her work as the PAII Executive Director in March 2015. In her 20 years of experience as the Administrator of the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association (WBBA), Kris developed skills and attributes to manage an association during both lean and robust economic times, and periods of growth and maturity.
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