Hospitality Minnesota is looking to a brighter, more dynamic future!

For more than 80 years, the associations that make up Hospitality Minnesota – the Minnesota Lodging Association, the Minnesota Restaurant Association and the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association—have been serving Minnesota’s hospitality industry leaders. Through events and programs, legislative advocacy and allied benefits and service, each association have acted mostly independently to serve its membership. Given changes in each of the three segments, and the industry as a whole, the structure that worked in the past won’t work in the future. Going forward, we’ll be looking for more integrated ways to advance hospitality for all of us. We’re excited about the shape of things to come as we become one association for hospitality, for Minnesota.

Board of Directors

The Hospitality Minnesota Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from each association that makes up the coalition, reflecting each association's stock ownership in the company:

  • Six representatives from the Minnesota Restaurant Association

  • Three representatives from the Minnesota Lodging Association

  • Three representatives from the Minnesota Resort & Campground Association


HM Board Chair, Tom Kavanaugh, Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort, East Gull Lake
MRA Representatives:
     Cathy Bovard - D'Amico & Partners, Minneapolis
     JJ Haywood - Pizza Luce, Minneapolis 
     Tim Murray – Murray’s Restaurant, Minneapolis
     Chef John Schiltz - Lake Elmo Inn, Lake Elmo
     Dave Sincebaugh - Kascaid Hospitality, Eden Prairie
     Jill Skogheim – 5-8 Restaurants, Bloomington

MLA Representatives:
     Howard Anderson – ZMC Hotels - Lakes Region, Duluth
     Marianna Khauv – Best Western Plus Chelsea Hotel, Monticello
     Jason Subbert – TPI Hospitality, Fairmont

MRCA Representatives:
     Tom Kavanaugh – Kavanaugh’s Sylvan Lake Resort, Brainerd
     Chris Ruttger – Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge, Deerwood
     Phil Trusty - Crow Wing Lake Campground, Brainerd


Association Board Officers and Members:

MRA Board Listing

MLA Board Listing

MRCA Board Listing

Hospitality Minnesota Staff Members

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