Pulse August 2017 - Page 4

FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN 2017 ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED OFFICERS “What you want to IGNITE in others, must first burn inside yourself.” – AURELIUS AUGUSTINUS As the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo draws nearer, that quote seems to resonate more and more. As leaders in the industry, it’s important for us to give ourselves the gift of the ISPA Conference & Expo to properly lead our teams to success. We need to come together in community. We need to network and meet like-minded professionals. We need to continue our industry education. We need to do all of this so we can then go back home and properly lead our teams to success. The 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo will ignite in you what you hope to ignite in others. And can you believe it’s less than two months away? Between the incredible keynote speakers, thought- provoking educational sessions, innovative new product launches and overall sense of camaraderie gained, it will be impossible for you not to bring home some major takeaways from this year’s ISPA Conference & Expo. Even better, you’ll have our new technology launch to keep you connected to ISPA friends and educa- tional resources (see page 14 for more info). I’m so excited about what the team at ISPA has worked to d te ci ex so tirelessly to bring us, because it means the future of n myself! I'm 2017 I can't contai ISPA at the passion for y m TE NI IG . our organization is here. The new technology will ence & Expo ISPA Confer make everything about being an ISPA member more valuable. This exciting new platform will allow us to continue the relationships, knowledge and education we gain from the ISPA Conference & Expo year-round. Plus, it will make it even easier for every single one of us to become more involved in our industry, which is exactly what ISPA is all about. So, do me a favor and give yourself the gift of the ISPA Conference & Expo. It’s more than just attending; it’s about completely immersing yourself in the experience. Only then will you truly IGNITE. CHAIRMAN Todd Shaw The Peaks Resort & Spa VICE CHAIRMAN Todd Hewitt Shangri-La International SECRETARY/TREASURER Garrett Mersberger Kohler Co. IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Michael Tompkins Hutchinson Consulting DIRECTORS Sharilyn Abbajay ISPA Foundation Vice Chairman Noel Asmar Noel Asmar Group, Inc. Scott Duncan Spa Gregorie’s Blake Feeney Living Earth Crafts Michael Harmsworth ESPA International (US) Ltd. Patrick Huey Minor Hotel Group Kristine Huffman Huffman Hospitality Concepts Julie Oliff St. Regis Aspen Laura Parsons ESPA International (US) Ltd. (Spa Division) Frank Pitsikalis ISPA Foundation Chairman Eric Stephenson Well World Group Dawn Tardif BodiScience Wellness Center & Spa Robert Vance Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Lynne McNees International SPA Association MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A. Bauer, MD Mayo Clinic CHAIRMEN’S COUNCIL Past ISPA Chairmen who are current members: Gayle Brady • Brady Spa Consulting Jeff Kohl • Spa & Club Ideations Jean Kolb • Well By Choice —TODD SHAW, CHAIRMAN John Korpi • Korpi & Korpi Kate Mearns • 5 Spa Consulting LLC Jim Root • The Westmoor Club Todd Shaw MBA @tddshaw Todd Shaw Jane Segerberg • Segerberg Spa Consulting, LLC Ella Stimpson • The Spa at Sea Island 2 PULSE ■ August 2017 Deborah Waldvogel • ResortSuite