Jay Karen — President and CEO, Professional Association of Innkeepers International
Jay Karen is President and CEO of the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, the leading association representing owners of inns and bed and breakfasts. PAII provides education, communications, public relations, networking and research services to its membership and the greater industry. PAII hosts the world’s largest annual gathering of innkeepers, the Innkeeping Conference & Trade Show, and publishes the industry’s leading trade publication, Innkeeping Now magazine. In addition, PAII is behind the first ever, industry-wide campaign to get more people staying at B&Bs: the “Better Way to Stay” campaign.
Prior to his role at PAII, Jay was with the National Golf Course Owners Association for ten years, having served the association in several senior staff capacities. Jay holds a Master of Arts degree in American History from the College of Charleston and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) by the American Society of Association Executives. Jay also serves on the board of directors of the United States Travel Association.