International Spa Association Announces Board Members for 2010
LEXINGTON, Ky. Aug. 11, 2009 - The International SPA
Association is pleased to announce its board of directors for 2010, including
one new officer and four new members. ISPA Board members volunteer their time
to strategically lead the association and develop plans for enhancing membership
and the spa industry through research, events and education. The new ISPA Board
of Directors will begin their roles at the upcoming ISPA Conference & Expo,
Oct. 5-8, in Austin, TX.
The 2010 ISPA
Board will be led for the second year by Chairman Jean Kolb. "Im honored
to lead the members of ISPA through what will be another challenging year for
business owners and operators," said Kolb. "ISPA will continue to provide
valuable resources, opportunities and research to its members that will help them
through this turbulent time."
members of the 2010 ISPA Board of Directors are as follows:
Chairman: Jean Kolb, director wellness
businesses and product development, Kohler Company
Chairman: Deborah Waldvogel, director of spa development and operations, Sedona
Secretary/Treasurer: Thor Holm, director
of spa, recreation & fitness, Hammock Beach Resort
Newly Elected ISPA Board Members
Kathryn Dundas, MD, CEO, medical director, Sublime Energy Medical Spa
Gibson, group director of spa, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Schmidt, owner, CEO of Living Energy Design
- Ella Stimpson,
spa director, The Broadmoor
Returning ISPA Board Members
Abbajay, vice president, Paris Parker Salon & Spa
Brown, spa director, Spa Shiki
managing director, Serena Spa Pvt. Ltd.
- Jaime Huffman, MPH, executive
spa director, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
Hutchinson, owner, Hutchinson Consulting
- Jeremy McCarthy, director,
spa operations and development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Pitsikalis, president, ResortSuite
managing director, Spacare International Pte. Ltd.
- Jennifer Wayland-Smith,
spa director, Golden Door Spa at The Boulders Resort
Wheeler, spa director, The Spa at The Equinox
ISPA Foundation President serving on the ISPA Board
Becoming Involved in Board Service
application process for the 2011 ISPA Board of Directors will begin in early 2010.
At that time, a call for candidates will be e-mailed to all ISPA members and the
application will be posted on www.experienceispa.com.
About the International SPA Association
ISPA is recognized
worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry.
Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational
and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking
as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. More details
on ISPA are available on www.experienceispa.com.
Spas are places devoted to overall well-being through a variety
of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.
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