Bernie L Mullen

Instructor/Lecturer , University of Wisconsin, Stout
Managing Partner, Encompass Hospitality Group, LLC
Instructor/Lecturer (adjunct), Globe University
School of Hospitality Leadership
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences

Office: 442 Heritage Hall
Phone: 715-232-5465

Brief Biography

Bernie holds degrees in accounting/business administration, a masters degree in organizational development, and currently working on a Ph.D. in hospitality management. His field experience consist of VP Hotel Operations, Asset Manager/Organizational Developer, General Manager, Regional Controller, Hotel Controller.

Research Interests: Increasing financial performance, team member engagement, and guest loyalty with a formidable strategic planning process.


    • MA Organizational Development
      Argosy University
      Twin Cities, MN, 2011
    • BS Accounting, Business Administration
      Biola University
      Los Angeles, CA, 1991

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin, Stout, School of Hospitality Leadership
        December 2012 -
      • Globe University
        Instructor/Lecturer (adjunct)
        August 2005 -


      • Encompass Hospitality Group, LLC
        Managing Partner
        May 2011 -
      • Blithe Hotels Group
        VP Hotel Operations
        November 2010 - June 2011
      • Capitol Hotel Group
        Asset Management/Organizational Developer, General Manager
        December 2009 - November 2010
      • Wischermann Hospitality Group
        General Manager, Controller
        January 2006 - March 2009
      • Capitol Hotel Group
        Asset Management/Organizational Developer, General Manager
        February 2001 - December 2006

Intellectual Contributions


    • Mullen, B. (In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted). Triple Bottom Line to Effective Hotel Strategic Planning. .


    Oral Presentation

    • Mullen, B. (January, 2013). Increased Profitability means Increased Team Member Engagement. GrandStay Hotels & Resorts annual conference, Apple Valley, MN, United States.
    • Mullen, B. (October 10, 2012). Effective Hotel Strategic Planning. Ledgestone Hospitality annual strategic planning conference, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States.
    • Mullen, B. (August 17, 2012). Got Marketing, the difference between Sales and Marketing. Wisconsin Restaurant Association membership meeting, Eau Claire, WI, United States.



    • Committee Member, College of Management Newsletter Editorial Committee (2014 - Present)


    • Faculty Advisor, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (September 2013 - Present)