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FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN 2018 ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Garrett Mersberger Kohler Co. I ALWAYS THINK OF THE ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO AS A HOMECOMING OF SORTS. It’s such an energetic and hopeful week full of reunions with my favorite people, making connections with like-minded professionals and inspi- rational messages from the incredible speakers. It’s a family reunion that gets bigger and better every year. One of my favorite parts of attending Conference is getting to share that experience with my immediate spa family—my Kohler family. It’s so great for each of my spa directors to get out of the bubble of their home spa and see the ISPA world “It’s a family reunion that gets bigger and better every year.” VICE CHAIRMAN Todd Hewitt Shangri-La International ACTING SECRETARY/TREASURER Todd Shaw Technogym DIRECTORS Sharilyn Abbajay Mattison Avenue Salon Spa Suites ISPA Foundation Vice Chairman Noel Asmar Noel Asmar Group, Inc. Damien Craft Four Seasons Westlake Village Scott Duncan Spa Gregorie’s come together in one location. The ISPA Conference & Expo Brennan Evans Trilogy Spa Holdings allows all of us the opportunity to have fun learning new Blake Feeney Living Earth Crafts ideas, experiencing innovative products and networking with Kelleye Heydon The Edgewater Resort & Spa people we would never have met with back home. Plus, the education at the ISPA Conference & Expo is unparalleled. Nowhere else can I expose my team to this level of relevant Patrick Huey Montage Hotels & Resorts Kristine Huffman Hutchinson Consulting Laura Parsons ESPA International (US) Ltd. (Spa Division) educational content. Also, many people don’t know that this year will only be my fourth time attending an ISPA Conference & Expo. It just goes to show that anyone from new members to seasoned veterans can make a difference in the ISPA community. Attending Conference and throwing yourself wholeheartedly into making lasting connections is a great way to start! Because it is only my fourth Conference, this will be the first time I’m experiencing an ISPA Conference & Expo outside of Las Vegas. Our Phoenix location has allowed us to spice up a few things. For one, the Convention Center is located two blocks away from the hotel, which means we can enjoy a short walk outside and soak in some vitamin D each and every day! Also, we’ve Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite ISPA Foundation Chairman Eric Stephenson Elements Massage Michael Tompkins Hutchinson Consulting Immediate Past Chair Robert Vance Sensei Retreats Lana'i Lynne McNees International SPA Association MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A. Bauer, MD Mayo Clinic transformed the Farewell Party into a complete VIP experience. A party at Chase Field during an Arizona Diamondbacks game will bring a new level of excitement to the week. There’s no telling what other surprises our new host city has in store for our ISPA family. CHAIRMEN’S COUNCIL Past ISPA Chairmen who are current members: Gayle Brady • Brady Spa Consulting I can’t wait to see all of you in September! Ella Kent • The Spa at Sea Island Jeff Kohl • Spa & Club Ideations Jean Kolb • Well By Choice John Korpi • Korpi & Korpi —GARRETT MERSBERGER, CHAIRMAN Kate Mearns • LIVunLtd Jim Root • Mii amo Jane Segerberg • Segerberg Spa Consulting, LLC 2 PULSE ■ July 2018 Deborah Waldvogel • ResortSuite