295 Seven Farms Drive, Ste. C-236 * Charleston, SC 29492 * 856-310-1102
Kris Ullmer, PAII Executive Director
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. WBBA is recognized throughout the B&B innkeeping industry as the B&B association to imitate. Just as innkeepers strive to exceed guest expectations, it’s been her priority to deliver outstanding service to the association and personal attention to the members. PAII, with a membership of innkeepers, aspiring innkeepers, interim innkeepers, industry consultants and vendor partners, presents an annual conference and trade show, with the next event in January 2016.
Members look to PAII as the indispensable source of information on innkeeping trends, products, and services, which are conveniently delivered by e-publications and webinars. Working independently or with members, volunteers, committees, and a Board of Directors are association management essentials that Kris brings to PAII. Her membership in ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) and the Wisconsin affiliate provided education on association management best practices. Kris’ record of developing and delivering opportunities and programs of value to innkeepers, vendors, and aspiring innkeepers is balanced with fiscal responsibility.
In 1987, Kris and Randy (spouse) opened the first B&B in Merrill (located in central Wisconsin) and they enjoyed innkeeping for 10 years. Upon immediately joining the new state B&B association, Kris volunteered to serve on the newly formed Standards Committee, charged with developing the inspection program. A few years later she became the Membership Coordinator and with the rapid growth of the membership, the
association leaders identified the need for a director to manage the association; Kris was hired in 1995. Within 2 years she encountered a WI law that prohibited any additions to an historic B&B – her home - which required her to surrender her B&B license in order to construct an addition to house an office. And, eventually, that law was eliminated by her and the association’s legislative efforts.
When out of the office, Kris is an avid X-C skier, and is of the opinion that Wisconsin winters are not long enough. Other seasons find her on Craftsman/Frank Lloyd Wright architectural & design excursions, biking, shooting pistol and shotgun sports, and teaching / coaching Women & Youth shooting programs.
Meet the Board (bios coming soon)
Janice Delerno, The Stockade B&B, Baton Rouge, LA
Lynn Carlson, 1900 Inn On Montford, Asheville, NC
Julie Rolson, Garth Woodside Mansion, Hannibal, MO
Heather Turner, Forfeng Designs, Enfield, CT
Jack North, Mayhurst Inn, Orange, VA
Jerry Phillips, Rittenhouse Inn, Bayfield, WI
Jerry serves as a non-voting member representing the DIA to assure the smooth transition of PAII to a nonprofit.
Bookkeeper and Executive Assistant
PAII Conference Vendor Coordinator
Ruth Ann Hattori
Victoria J. Stephens, CMP
Manager of Events