Pulse October 2018 - Page 4

FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN 2019 ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED OFFICERS CHAIRMAN Garrett Mersberger Kohler Co. FOR MANY PEOPLE, FALL IS DEFINED AS THE “BACK TO SCHOOL” SEASON. As a parent of three, this is certainly the case for me. After a summer at home, my kids are now fully back into the swing of another year, learning new things and making new friends. VICE CHAIRMAN Scott Duncan Spa Gregorie’s SECRETARY/TREASURER Robert Vance Sensei Retreats Lana’i DIRECTORS Sharilyn Abbajay Mattison Avenue Salon Spa Suites ISPA Foundation Vice Chairman Noel Asmar Noel Asmar Group, Inc. As Chairman of the ISPA Board, fall is in some ways our own “back to school” season, too. With four new industry leaders—introduced in this issue of Pulse—joining the Jill Carlen Hilton Worldwide Brennan Evans Trilogy Spa Holdings Board, I’ll be learning new things from Blake Feeney Living Earth Crafts them and getting to know each of them Kelleye Heydon The Edgewater Resort & Spa better. After an extensive and thorough Patrick Huey Montage Hotels & Resorts application, interview and evaluation Kristine Huffman Hutchinson Consulting process, these new members are excited Laura Parsons The Resort at Pelican Hill to contribute to the discussions that guide ISPA—and I’m excited to hear what they have to say. When it comes to volunteering, “you get out more than you put in” is both cliché and absolutely true. Everything I volunteer for rewards me with so much joy, discovery and positive energy. When I coach my kids’ baseball and soccer teams, I’m inspired by watching the team develop and grow closer together over the course of just a handful of games and practices. I then bring that spirit of camaraderie and leadership with me to my role at Kohler. Volunteering on the ISPA Board provides me with fresh ideas, new perspectives and a cadre of colleagues whom I know I can use as sounding boards. In turn, the lively discussion and honest feedback I get from them informs my own decision-making, both professionally and personally. I want to again congratulate the four new Board members on joining the team! Their voices, views and values will help drive the industry forward, and their contributions to Frank Pitsikalis ResortSuite ISPA Foundation Chairman Todd Shaw Technogym Immediate Past Chair Yvonne Smith La Rive Spa at Northern Quest Resort & Casino Michelle Adams Somerville Woodstock Inn & Resort Eric Stephenson Elements Massage Jessica Timberlake Éminence Organic Skin Care 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 Ella Kent • The Spa at Sea Island ISPA will in turn inspire them in their own careers. Like I said: you get back more than Jeff Kohl • Spa & Club Ideations you put in. Jean Kolb • Hutchinson Consulting John Korpi • Korpi & Korpi Kate Mearns • LIVunLtd Jim Root • Mii amo Jane Segerberg • Segerberg Spa Consulting, LLC —GARRETT MERSBERGER, CHAIRMAN Michael Tompkins • Hutchinson Consulting 2 PULSE ■ October 2018 Deborah Waldvogel • ResortSuite