ISPA Announces 2018 Board


The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced its 2018 ISPA board of directors and officers. The term will begin on October 18, 2017, at the ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

To be considered for the ISPA board, qualified spa professionals must submit their credentials in advance. After they are submitted, professionals will be reviewed and interviewed, before finally being nominated.

Among the appointments for this year’s board include:

  • Damien Craft, senior spa director North America, Four Seasons Westlake Village;
  • Brennan Evans, vice president spa operations, Trilogy Spa Holdings; and
  • Kelleye Heydon, spa director, The Edgewater Spa.

The following people were re-elected: 

  • Kristine Huffman, president, Huffman Hospitality Concepts;
  • Laura Parsons, director of operations – The Americas, ESPA International US, LTD. (Spa Division); and
  • Eric Stephenson, director of education, Well World Group.

In addition to these appointments, the current board is in the middle of a term. The current board consists of:

  • Noel Asmar, president and chief executive officer, Noel Asmar Group, Inc.;
  • Scott Duncan, president, Spa Gregorie’s;
  • Blake Feeney, vice president – business development, Living Earth Crafts;
  • Patrick Huey, group spa director – Asia, Minor Hotel Group;
  • Julie Oliff, director of operations – residences, St. Regis Aspen;
  • Robert Vance, managing director, Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Princess; and
  • Lynne McNees, president, ISPA.

 “We are grateful for the dedication of those that step up each year and apply to serve their association,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “We appreciate the volume of applicants and are incredibly excited to welcome the new board members to an already exceptional group of strong leaders serving the spa industry.”

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