“On behalf of the Drusch Family we are grateful to learn that our Father’s legacy in Hospitality will live on through this induction into the Wisconsin Lodging Hall of Fame,” said Brandon Drusch, Managing Director with Marcus Hotels and Resorts. “Kirk was instrumental in helping to shape the foundation of Hospitality in the State of Wisconsin. As an advocate for tourism, he founded the Brookfield CVB and supported countless legislative issues with WHLA. More importantly, Kirk was a mentor to many of the leaders representing our Wisconsin Hotel Community. Having managed the Embassy Suites Hotel Milwaukee West for 29 years, he had the privilege of leading many to a lifelong career in the service industry.”
“Kirk Drusch was a legendary leader in the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association, as well as our Milwaukee Chapter, the Greater Milwaukee Hotel & Lodging Association, ” said Bill Elliott, President & CEO of the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association. He continued, “Kirk inspired many of those working in lodging today to be industry leaders and to be active in our communities and our business associations. Our businesses and careers are better today because of Kirk’s hard work and dedication.”
The Wisconsin Lodging Hall of Fame recognizes industry leaders and pioneers who have contributed significantly to Wisconsin's lodging industry and the Wisconsin Hotel & Lodging Association. Mr. Drusch will be one of three individuals inducted this year, joining Mr. Herbert Kohler from Kohler Co. and retired Fox Cities hotelier and WHLA leader Bob Dove.
Join WHLA in honoring the memory of Kirk Drusch at the WHLA Awards Luncheon - Live from Lambeau on Monday, October 2. Register online now, or show your support by sponsoring this event! For registration inquiries, contact Monica Goeke at firstname.lastname@example.org. For sponsorship, contact Ky Carlson at email@example.com.
Submit Content to WHLA!
All WHLA members are welcome to submit news and educational content for our publications.
View our Content Submission Guidelines.