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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. IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Michael Tompkins Hutchinson Consulting Flip 96 for IS to page P Lynne M A President c Nees’s 2 ISPA Co 017 nfe Checklis rence & Expo t. all the b If you check o guarant xes, you’re eed to h ave an incre dible week! he ISPA Conference & Expo is such an exciting event. You can feel the energy in the air—let it IGNITE you! Use that momentum and excitement by putting everything you have into the week. Greet every person like they're your lifelong friend. I always look forward to making deeper connections with those I've known for years and building bonds with people I've never met. The ISPA Conference & Expo gives us a chance to learn new things about each other or forge bonds with people we never would have met otherwise. We all already have commonalities and a deep understanding of each other, use that as a base to build the kind of connections that will sustain our industry. For spa directors, be mindful when talking to vendors on the Expo floor. The Expo is THE place to learn about new product trends and get a sense of the remarkable innovations in our industry. Plus, our vendors are incredible business people. They have skills we spa directors might not possess. Try to learn something new from each booth you visit. And resource partners, know that the relationships you make at the ISPA Conference & Expo are lasting and meaningful. ISPA is a community of partners and friends, which is invaluable in today's industry. And finally, don't forget to be inspired. From Peyton Manning and the keynote line-up to all our Professional Development Speakers, the educational content of this year's ISPA Conference & Expo will be unparalleled. The sessions are for everyone, so step away from the booths, take a break from meetings, and just listen. With such a robust three-day event, I challenge each and every one of you to make the absolute most of it. We only get to do this once a year, so make it count and treat this week as the gift that it is! DIRECTORS Sharilyn Abbajay ISPA Foundation Vice Chairman Noel Asmar Noel Asmar Group, Inc. Scott Duncan Spa Gregorie’s Blake Feeney Living Earth Crafts Michael Harmsworth ESPA International (US) Ltd. Patrick Huey Minor Hotel Group Kristine Huffman Huffman Hospitality Concepts Julie Oliff St. Regis Aspen Laura Parsons ESPA International (US) Ltd. (Spa Division) Frank Pitsikalis ISPA Foundation Chairman Eric Stephenson Well World Group Dawn Tardif BodiScience Wellness Center & Spa Robert Vance Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Lynne McNees International SPA Association MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A. Bauer, MD Mayo Clinic CHAIRMEN’S COUNCIL Past ISPA Chairmen who are current members: Gayle Brady • Brady Spa Consulting Jeff Kohl • Spa & Club Ideations Jean Kolb • Well By Choice John Korpi • Korpi & Korpi —TODD SHAW, CHAIRMAN Kate Mearns • 5 Spa Consulting LLC Jim Root • The Westmoor Club Todd Shaw MBA @tddshaw Todd Shaw Jane Segerberg • Segerberg Spa Consulting, LLC Ella Kent • The Spa at Sea Island 2 PULSE ■ October 2017 Deborah Waldvogel • ResortSuite