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FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN 2015 ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Michael Tompkins PALM Health Here’s an idea: Be the match that sparked the fire. VICE CHAIRMAN Ella Stimpson The Spa at Sea Island SECRETARY/TREASURER Todd Shaw The Club at Las Campanas DIRECTORS Noel Asmar Noel Asmar Group Inc. s a global community of leaders, ISPA has Blake Feeney Feeney & Co. sparked countless of ideas—some have Todd Hewitt Four Seasons Toronto spread like wildfire in the spa industry and, in the process, helped to create a Kristine Huffman Huffman Hospitality Concepts shift in thinking. ISPA Foundation Chairman Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite What were some of these “you’ve seen it first at ISPA” ideas? ISPA was first to bring the marriage of art and spa into the spa community’s consciousness by having Eric Wahl speak twice at the ISPA Conference & Expo and highlighting “Art in Spa” and the works of Tuska on the pages of Pulse magazine. You also likely first saw Louis Schwartzberg and his magnificent timelapsed films at the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo. Since he spoke at the ISPA Conference, the film director has become ubiquitous in the spa industry. Fueled by a passion to give back to the community, ISPA continues to stoke the charitable fire in many members like you by bringing forward philanthropic causes and introducing you to inspiring people. Who can possibly forget TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie who spoke at the 2013 ISPA Conference & Expo and changed the world of business through his disruptive “One for One” model? And how about charity:water founder Scott Harrison and Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters who, at this year’s ISPA Conference & Expo, helped lead the conversations on two pressing issues, namely clean water and sustainable food sources? Julie Oliff St. Regis Aspen Laura Parsons ZaSpa at Hotel ZaZa ISPA Foundation Vice Chairman Sharilyn Abbajay Red Door Spas Eric Stephenson Well World Group Todd Walter Red Door Spas Lynne McNees ISPA President MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A. Bauer, MD Mayo Clinic As a community of leaders, we have the power to disrupt old ways, change outdated thinking and ignite new ideas. It doesn’t take much to push the boundaries of creativity, in CHAIRMEN’S COUNCIL the same way that it doesn’t take a whole lot for a single match to spark a fire. Next time Past ISPA Chairmen who are current members: you see a wildfire, ask yourself: “Did I first see this idea at ISPA?” But more importantly, ask Gayle Brady • Brady Spa Consulting yourself: “Was I the match that sparked the fire?” Jeff Kohl • Spa & Club Ideations Jean Kolb • Well By Choice John Korpi • Korpi & Korpi Kate Mearns • 5 Spa Consulting LLC —MICHAEL TOMPKINS, CHAIRMAN Jim Root • Glen Ivy Hot Springs Jane Segerberg • Segerberg Spa Consulting, LLC 2 PULSE ■ November 2015 Deborah Waldvogel • Sedona Resorts