Ann is the Foodservice Energy Efficiency Consultant for CenterPoint Energy in Minnesota. She has been with CenterPoint Energy since 2003, working with commercial foodservice operators, dealers, distributors, consultants, and manufacturer’s representatives, promoting energy efficient, natural gas foodservice equipment.
Ann also manages the Foodservice Learning Center in Minneapolis, conducting equipment training and overseeing demonstrations and seminars held by industry members. In her spare time, Ann enjoys time with family, photography and the outdoors.
Ann currently serves on the national leadership team of the Energy Solutions Center, Blue Flame Alliance (BFA) consortium, active board member of the Hospitality MN Education Foundation, and longtime Toby Landgraf Memorial Foundation committee member.
Ann has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northwestern College; is a Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) and is current on her ServSafe Certification.
Hospitality management professional with 30+ years of experience leading food & beverage operations for hotels, restaurants, golf courses, and sports & entertainment facilities. Peers describe him as a high-capacity, intuitive, creative, thoughtful, and disciplined leader. With years of industry knowledge and experience in multifaceted hospitality environments, he routinely demonstrates strength in strategically building high-performance teams, resulting in stable revenues and profits. As Vice President of Operations, he oversees multiple venues. Before joining Morrissey Hospitality, Keith held positions with Ritz Carlton Hotels in Palm Springs, before moving on to Centerplate, where he served as General Manager at the Colorado Convention Center and later opened Seattle’s T-Mobile Park. Keith has a passion for restaurant kitchen design and construction. He recently completed the design and construction of all the hospitality components at one of Morrissey’s newest locations, Tattersall Distillery in River Falls, Wisconsin. Keith is active in the Twin Cities community, serving as Secretary on the Executive Committee for the Hospitality Minnesota's Educational Foundations Board, and as an advisor to Visit Saint Paul.
Austin Tyler-Thull is a seasoned hospitality professional with a passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences. As the General Manager of Millennium Minneapolis, managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, the world's largest management company, Austin brings a wealth of expertise and leadership to his role.
Austin is known for his meticulous attention to detail and innovative approach to hotel management. He possesses a deep understanding of the industry, having worked in various capacities throughout his career, ranging from front desk operations to executive-level positions.
Austin's commitment to excellence is evident in his ability to create a welcoming and luxurious environment for guests. He understands the importance of anticipating their needs and exceeding their expectations, ensuring that every stay is memorable and enjoyable. His dedication to providing personalized service has earned him recognition from both guests and colleagues alike.
Under Austin's guidance, Millennium Minneapolis has flourished as a premier destination for business and leisure travelers. His strategic vision and strong business acumen have resulted in increased revenue, improved operational efficiency, and enhanced guest satisfaction. Austin fosters a collaborative and inclusive work culture, empowering his team members to deliver outstanding service and achieve their full potential.
Beyond his role as General Manager, Austin is actively involved in the local hospitality community. He is a vocal advocate for sustainable practices and community engagement, spearheading initiatives that benefit both the hotel and the surrounding area.
Austin Tyler-Thull's dedication to excellence, combined with his extensive industry knowledge, has positioned him as a respected leader in the hospitality field. With his unwavering commitment to providing exceptional guest experiences.