Profile

Kristine Hillmer, MBA, CAE

President & CEO,
Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Contact Details

Wisconsin Restaurant Association
Madison, WI

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Bio

PROFILE
Dynamic senior association executive focused on building a solid organizational foundation to strategically lead and grow associations through innovation and creativity. Dedicated to developing a cohesive and vibrant team, developing meaningful collaborations with volunteer leaders, fostering an exceptional customer service culture, and facilitating positive volunteer experiences for members. Visionary leader and strategic planner.

CERTIFICATES
Certified Association Executive (CAE) - Certified 1997 - Re-certified 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2017

RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
ASAE: CAE Action Team 2010 – 2012; CAE National Outreach and Scholarship Subcommittees 2010 – 2012; Journal of Association Leadership Editorial Board, 2007-2009; Member, CAE Examination Subcommittee, 2007-2009; CAE Exam Proctor, 2004.

WSAE: President: 2011; President-elect: 2010; Treasurer 2009; Director, Board of Directors, 2006-2008; Chair, CAE Committee, 2007-2008; Member – WSAE Innovation Task Force, 2010-curent; Chair, Program Committee, 2005; Member: Resource Development Task Force, 2004; Member: Golf Outing Committee, 2004.

Other: Operation Finally Home WI – 2015-current; WCBA Skilled Trades Committee – 2016-2017; MAC CEO Roundtable – 2012-2017; Executive Officer Board of Directors, NAHB - 2012 – 2017; WCBA Infrastructure Committee – 2015-2017; Young Non-Profit Professionals-Greater Milwaukee Chapter - Mentor, 2008-2009; Association Forum of Chicagoland - Professional Mentorship Program, 1997-2004; Professional mentor to many CAE candidates.

Education

Edgewood College
Wisconsin, United States
Masters Degree
Business Admininstration
1990 To 1996

University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin, United States
Bachelor of Science
Education
1982 To 1987

Job History

Wisconsin Restaurant Association
President & CEO
Fitchburg, WI, United States
January 2018 - present

Metropolitan Builders Association of Greater Milwaukee
Executive Director
WAUKESHA, WI, United States
June 2011 - November 2017

Association For High Technology Distribution
Executive Director
Waukesha, WI, United States
August 2008 - June 2011

MRA-The Management Association
Vice President
Waukesha, WI, United States
August 2008 - June 2011

National Funeral Directors Association
Senior Vice President
Waukesha, WI, United States
March 2006 - July 2008

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Managing Director of Membership
Milwaukee, WI, United States
October 2000 - March 2006

Executive Director, Inc
Account Executive
Milwaukee, WI, United States
October 2000 - March 2006

Illinois Physical Therapy Association
Executive Director
Oak Brook, IL, United States
December 1995 - May 2000

Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association
Executive Director
Madison, WI, United States
November 1993 - September 1995