Pulse October 2015 - Page 4

FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN 2015 ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Michael Tompkins PALM Health VICE CHAIRMAN Ella Stimpson The Spa at Sea Island SECRETARY/TREASURER Todd Shaw The Club at Las Campanas DIRECTORS Noel Asmar Noel Asmar Uniforms, Inc. hether you are reading this Pulse issue Blake Feeney Feeney & Co. weeks prior to the 2015 ISPA Todd Hewitt Four Seasons Toronto Conference & Expo or on-site in Las Vegas, allow me to warmly welcome Kristine Huffman Huffman Hospitality Concepts you. As an international community, ISPA Foundation Chairman Jeff Kohl Spa & Club Ideations we say welcome in different ways—but ultimately, we speak one language: the language of camaraderie. Beyond the education and the business reasons that motivate us to attend Conference, it is the sense of community that fuels our desire to gather every year. Like in any journey we take, we need to occasionally take a pit-stop to recharge our energies and passion; otherwise, we take the risk of running on empty fuel. Each time we reconnect with industry mentors, share a light conversation with long-lost friends or build new friendships at Conference, we revive our passion to make our own and the lives of others healthier and more meaningful. This ability to build bridges is what separates the ISPA Conference & Expo from other industry events. Indeed, every ISPA Conference & Expo is a moment of Julie Oliff St. Regis Aspen Laura Parsons ZaSpa at Hotel ZaZa ISPA Foundation Vice Chairman Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite Eric Stephenson Well World Group Todd Walter Red Door Spas wonderful “welcomes.” How fitting it is then that, as we mark ISPA’s 25-year anniversary, we also picked “explore” as this year’s Conference theme? After all, when we are able to explore, we become more eager to welcome a world of opportunities. As a veteran attendee, I can assure you that there won’t be any shortage of opportunities at this year’s ISPA Conference Lynne McNees ISPA President MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A. Bauer, MD Mayo Clinic & Expo. It is all up to you to grasp every moment and leverage every opportunity to expand your professional network, collaborate for new partnership ideas, implement better CHAIRMEN’S COUNCIL practices or bring more business for your company or spa. Past ISPA Chairmen who are current members: Ultimately, whether we say “Aloha” or “Shalom,” we hold in our hands the power to Gayle Brady • Brady Spa Consulting discover success and make a difference in our guests’ lives. Welcome to the 2015 ISPA Jeff Kohl • Spa & Club Ideations Conference & Expo—together let’s explore the many more great opportunities ahead of us! Jean Kolb • Well By Choice John Korpi • Korpi & Korpi Kate Mearns • 5 Spa Consulting LLC Jim Root • Glen Ivy Hot Springs —MICHAEL TOMPKINS, CHAIRMAN 2 PULSE ■ October 2015 Jane Segerberg • Segerberg Spa Consulting, LLC Deborah Waldvogel • Sedona Resorts