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FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Garrett Mersberger Kohler Co. VICE CHAIRMAN Scott Duncan Spa Gregorie’s SECRETARY/TREASURER Robert Vance Sensei Retreats Lana’i FROM THE DAY WE START SCHOOL THROUGH TO OUR PROFESSIONAL LIVES AS DIRECTORS Sharilyn Abbajay Mattison Avenue Salon Spa Suites ISPA Foundation Vice Chairman ADULTS, we’re repeatedly shown the incredible power of Noel Asmar Noel Asmar Group, Inc. partnerships. Regardless of whether that partnership is two Jill Carlen Hilton Worldwide children crafting together, two adults raising a family or two businesses jointly launching a product, a successful collabo- “We involve our vendors in strategic planning and really work together to help deliver results that are win win for both parties” Brennan Evans Trilogy Spa Holdings ration results in both partners being enriched by Blake Feeney Living Earth Crafts the shared work. Kelleye Heydon The Edgewater Resort & Spa The spa industry is no different, as evidenced by this month’s featured story, “A Strategy for Success.” Partnerships are critical to the future success of any spa or business. At our Kohler Waters Spa locations around the world, we lean heavily on our vendor partners to assist with events, training and promotional ideas, all of Patrick Huey Montage Hotels & Resorts Kristine Huffman Hutchinson Consulting Laura Parsons The Resort at Pelican Hill Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite ISPA Foundation Chairman Todd Shaw Technogym Immediate Past Chair which drive top-line revenue as well as employee Yvonne Smith La Rive Spa at Northern Quest Resort & Casino engagement. We involve our vendors in strategic Michelle Adams Somerville Woodstock Inn & Resort planning and really work together to help deliver results that are win-win for both parties. We look at them as an extension of our team, which is critical in any sort of partnership. We also lean on partners like ISPA for assistance with research on new trends, financial benchmarks, new treatment ideas, help filling new therapist positions using the ISPA Job Eric Stephenson Elements Massage Jessica Timberlake Éminence Organic Skin Care ISPA PRESIDENT Lynne McNees International SPA Association MEDICAL ADVISOR Bank and even helping drive our public relation efforts! Brent A. Bauer, MD Mayo Clinic So, the next time you dream up a goal that seems too big to obtain, ask around. Find a partner. With help from others in our incredible community, the impossible can become CHAIRMEN’S COUNCIL Past ISPA Chairmen who are current members: achievable. Gayle Brady • Brady Spa Consulting Ella Kent • The Spa at Sea Island Jeff Kohl • Spa & Club Ideations Jean Kolb • Hutchinson Consulting —GARRETT MERSBERGER, CHAIRMAN John Korpi • Korpi & Korpi Kate Mearns • LIVunLtd Jim Root • Mii amo Todd Shaw • Technogym Jane Segerberg • Segerberg Spa Consulting, LLC Michael Tompkins • Hutchinson Consulting 2 PULSE ■ January/February 2019 Deborah Waldvogel • ResortSuite