FROM YOUR CHAIRMAN
ISPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT and visible aspects of Conference is ISPA ’ s keynote speaker selection . You can imagine in the world today it is a fraught process . We are attempting to bring to our members a trio of speakers who , we believe , can speak to the tactical needs of the industry , have a compelling narrative and inspire us all to walk out of the main ballroom better leaders , better humans , ready to take on the Herculean tasks of running successful businesses . Talk about walking and chewing gum at the same time !
Some speakers have been bona fide hits , others have been controversial ; some have struck the right chords , others less so . But all have brought the best of themselves to ISPA and have impacted those of us listening in the audience .
Also , trust me when I say , we hear and appreciate your valuable feedback . And each year , the Board and ISPA HQ Team strive to improve upon the previous year , and let the lessons learned guide our next choices .
For Conference 2024 , we have confirmed some great speakers who truly excite me , and I hope they will excite you . ( You will meet each of the keynote speakers in Pulse profiles — including a conversation with Ryan Leak on page 12 .) They offer us all the opportunity to open our ears , open our hearts and hopefully accept the gift of knowledge in all its shapes , sizes , colors and forms .
ELECTED OFFICERS CHAIR
Patrick Huey Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Kelleye Martin Trellis , The Spa at the Houstonian
SECRETARY / TREASURER
Michelle Adams Somerville Woodstock Inn & Resort
Taylor Fields PCH Hotels & Resorts
CG Funk Massage Heights Corporate LLC
Jennifer Holzworth Montage International
Foundation Vice Chair Ella Kent The Spa at Sea Island
Barry McCaffrey BABOR
Terry Prager Seed to Skin
Charlotte Prescott Privai Spa at the Kimpton Epic , Arch Amenities Group
Kenneth Ryan Marriott International
Eric Savage Freedom Spa , LLC
— PATRICK HUEY , CHAIR
Foundation Chair Todd Shaw Fountain Life
Jessica Shea Hilton
Jessica Timberlake Jessica L . Timberlake Consulting
Lynne McNees President International SPA Association
MEDICAL ADVISOR Brent A . Bauer , MD Mayo Clinic
2 PULSE n NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2023