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FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN 2017 ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Todd Shaw The Peaks Resort & Spa VICE CHAIRMAN Todd Hewitt Shangri-La International SECRETARY/TREASURER Garrett Mersberger Kohler Co. IncredIble, truly IncredIble! Doesn’t the ISPA Conference & Expo just keep getting better and better? I always wonder how we can top the last one, and then I get there and IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Michael Tompkins Hutchinson Consulting DIRECTORS am always just blown away! Raising the bar year-to-year is what our organization does best, and Sharilyn Abbajay ISPA Foundation Vice Chairman I must take a moment to thank both the ISPA Board of Directors and our amazing ISPA staff for Noel Asmar Noel Asmar Group, Inc. their passion and dedication to our industry and organization. Their creativity and hard work are Damien Craft Four Seasons Westlake Village the reason we are able to experience such a powerful and uplifting week of spa networking and education. But we can’t let all the progress and momentum we built in If you look closely at my bright pink socks that I rocked onstage with Peyton, you’ll see a little message: kill ‘em with kindness. It’s a fitting motto for a group that exudes kindness and strength. October fade away. It’s more important than ever to take the toolkit you brought home from the 2017 ISPA Conference & Expo and put it to good use. Call the people whose business cards you brought home just to catch up. Share the knowledge you learned from our keynote speakers and professional devel- opment sessions with your staff. Get to work on those sparks of creativity you wrote in your Conference journal. The longer you let it all sit there, Scott Duncan Spa Gregorie’s Brennan Evans Trilogy Spa Holdings Blake Feeney Living Earth Crafts Kelleye Heydan The Edgewater Resort & Spa Patrick Huey Minor Hotel Group Kristine Huffman Huffman Hospitality Concepts Laura Parsons ESPA International (US) Ltd. (Spa Division) Frank Pitsikalis ISPA Foundation Chairman the less likely you’ll get to any of it. I know they say, “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but that doesn’t apply to ISPA. Eric Stephenson Well World Group The three days of bonding and support you felt can last throughout the year if you let it. It’s up Robert Vance to you to make moves to stay in touch with your ISPA family. Connect with new friends on Lynne McNees International SPA Association social media, make plans to meet up with local ISPA members for a monthly dinner, or volunteer for an ISPA Task Force. You get what you put in, and after such an incredible ISPA Conference & Expo, you’d be hurting yourself if you didn’t put in everything you’ve got. MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A. Bauer, MD Mayo Clinic So, fellow ISPA members, I challenge you to keep the momentum going. Take our industry to the next level by staying connected, volunteering your time, and following through on the great ideas that I know you have. And at next year’s ISPA Conference & Expo in Phoenix, I CHAIRMEN’S COUNCIL expect to see the incredible results of all your hard work. Past ISPA Chairmen who are current members: Gayle Brady • Brady Spa Consulting Ella Kent • The Spa at Sea Island Jeff Kohl • Spa & Club Ideations Jean Kolb • Well By Choice —TODD SHAW, CHAIRMAN John Korpi • Korpi & Korpi Kate Mearns • 5 Spa Consulting LLC Todd Shaw MBA @tddshaw Todd Shaw Jim Root • The Westmoor Club Jane Segerberg • Segerberg Spa Consulting, LLC 2 PULSE ■ December 2017 Deborah Waldvogel • ResortSuite