Spa People in the News
ISPA to Recognize Jack Morrison
as a Dedicated Contributor to the Spa Industry
Ky. - August 15, 2005 - A spa industry leader who has dedicated many
years to enhancing both the spa experience and industry will be honored
during the 2005 International SPA Association Conference & Expo,
Sept. 30 - Oct. 3 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Jack Morrison, a
Certified Management Accountant and managing director of the Elmcrest
College of Applied Health Sciences & Spa Management in Canada, is
the recipient of the ISPA 2005 Dedicated Contributor Award.
"Jack Morrison has been and continues to be a key
leader in the worldwide spa industry," said ISPA Chairman Kate
Mearns. "This dedicated contributor and loyal ISPA member has attended
every ISPA Conference since 1998 and nearly every Knowledge Network.
He was also instrumental in the development and promotion of the ISPA
Foundation's 'Uniform System of Financial Reporting for Spas.' ISPA
is excited to have the opportunity to recognize the vast contributions
made by Jack Morrison."
The Dedicated Contributor Award is given to an active
ISPA member that has contributed significantly to the growth of the
association. The recipient has also demonstrated leadership and commitment
to ISPA and significantly assisted in the promotion of the association,
as well as its mission and vision.
The Toronto-native shared the following reaction to being
chosen as the recipient of the ISPA 2005 Dedicated Contributor Award,
"I am in awe of the enormous contributions that so many others
make to the spa and wellness industry that I feel very privileged just
to be engaged in it. I regard being formally recognized by your peers
as the highest form of recognition that one can receive - it is also
the most humbling and inspirational. Thank you from my heart to all
my dearly loved ISPA and industry colleagues."
Morrison brought more than 30 years of senior financial
and general management experience from a variety of industries with
him when, in 1998, he became involved in the spa industry. At that time
he took the position of Managing Director of Canada's Elmwood Spa. Upon
realizing the need for better-trained staff as well as the need to remove
the core training from the spa floor, Morrison helped conceive Elmcrest
College in Canada. Elmcrest is dedicated to the full range of core education
needs within the wellness and spa industry. Current initiatives are
underway to make the level of Elmcrest education and training available
to a much broader geographic segment of the spa industry.
In his spare time, Morrison currently serves as the president
of The Leading Spas of Canada. Prior to joining the board of LSC, Morrison
was honored with the President's Award for his outstanding contribution
to the Canadian spa industry. Morrison was also a Founding Director
of Premiere Spas of Ontario. Additionally, Morrison currently serves
on a special Health and Wellness Tourism Taskforce formed in 2004 by
the Canadian Tourism Commission to further research, develop and promote
the spa industry as unique tourism product.
Morrison will receive the ISPA 2005 Dedicated Contributor
Award on Sunday, Oct. 2, during that day's General Session. Recent past
recipients include Peter Sng, managing director, SpaCare International
Pte. Ltd. and Jane Segerberg, senior consultant, JGL Inc.
In its 15th year, the ISPA Conference & Expo is the
spa industry's proven resource for education and networking. For additional
details on the Conference, visit www.experienceispa.com.
ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization
and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA's membership is
comprised of more than 2,500 health and wellness facilities and providers
from 73 countries. ISPA strives to advance the professionalism of the
spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities,
to promote the value of the spa experience to society and to be the
authoritative voice of the spa industry.
Spas are entities devoted to enhancing overall well-being
through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal
of mind, body and spirit.