Britanni Meinnert, a Lakeland graduate and veteran teacher and employee in the hospitality industry, will join the college's faculty full time this fall as instructor of hospitality management.
In addition to teaching courses at Lakeland, she will manage the partnership between the college and Blue Harbor Resort & Spa, The Osthoff Resort and Destination Kohler. She will also develop new opportunities for student internships.
Meinnert's background makes her an ideal fit for this role. Since 2012 she has been an instructor in Lakeshore Technical College's supervisory management and hotel/hospitality programs. She created and coordinated student internships, was an academic advisor, supervised the Hospitality Club and designed courses.
She also assisted Blue Harbor Resort with training new employees and provided leadership development for two of their managers. She used her strong industry connections to place students in either full-time or internship positions.
She has also taught in Lakeland's hospitality management program as an adjunct instructor since the spring of 2008.
From the spring of 1998 until the end of 2011 she worked at The American Club in Kohler, spending most of her tenure as manager of the front desk and Carriage House operations. She has significant experience in a wide range of industry skills including employee management and development and customer service for this AAA 5-diamond property.
Meinnert graduated in 2000 from Lakeland with a bachelor's degree in resort management and received a master of business administration degree from Lakeland in 2010.