The International Spa Association
Recognizes Gayle Brady as a Dedicated Contributor to the Spa Industry
Ky. (July 14, 2006) A spa and fitness leader who has dedicated
more than 20 years to the industry will be honored during the 2006
International SPA Association Conference & Expo, Nov. 6
9 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Gayle Brady, director of development
for Skin Authority, is the recipient of the ISPA 2006 Dedicated Contributor
Gayle Brady is highly deserving of this award and ISPA is excited
to recognize her as a leader in the industry, said ISPA Chairman
Kate Mearns. She has greatly contributed to the association
by serving on the ISPA board of directors as Chairman, Vice Chairman
and Secretary. And, through more than two decades in the industry,
she has been and continues to be a key contributor to the spa movement.
The ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award is given to an active ISPA member
who has contributed significantly to the growth of the association.
The recipient will have demonstrated leadership and commitment to
ISPA and has significantly assisted in the promotion of the association,
as well as its mission and vision.
I am truly honored to receive ISPAs Dedicated Contributor
Award. To be recognized by your peers is clearly the pinnacle of ones
career, said Brady. My involvement with ISPA goes back
to its beginning days. I know it has been said a thousand times that
you get back 10-fold what you put into an organization, though it
really is true. My spa career would not have taken the path it did
without my involvement with ISPA. I am truly a better spa professional
because of it.
Brady has a comprehensive background in spa operations, marketing,
branding and development. In her role with Skin Authority, she is
focusing on strategic planning and identifying resort/hotel and destination
spas that are a fit for the company. In 2004 she founded Brady Spa
Consulting. Prior to that, she served as the vice president of spa
operations and development for Canyon Ranch where she oversaw operations
at all Canyon ranch facilities and was responsible for planning and
developing spa facilities at future Canyon ranch ventures. Prior to
this role she was the director of development for Natural Resources
Spa Consulting where she was responsible for developing spas in all
stages. She was also the regional director for Golden Door Spas &
City Spas, served as spa director for Golden Door Spa at The Peaks
and was the executive spa director for Marriotts Spa at Camelback.
Brady will receive the ISPA 2006 Dedicated Contributor Award on Nov.
8 during that days General Session. Recent past recipients of
the award include: Jack Morrison, manager, Elmcrest College of Applied
Health Sciences & Spa Management; Peter Sng, managing director,
SpaCare International and Jane Segerberg, vice president, JGL Inc.
ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization
and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPAs 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.