Ispa names 2017 board of directors

The International Spa Association (Ispa) has announced its new board for 2017, including new appointments.

Todd Shaw, spa director at The Peaks Resort & Spa, remains Ispa chairman.

Todd Hewitt, corporate director, spa health clubs and recreation at Shangri-la Hotels and Resorts, also stays in his post as vice chairman.

New appointments to the board include Patrick Huey (above), corporate spa director at Sandals Resort International; Robert Vance, managing director of the Well & Being Spa at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess; and Joshua Lucklow, executive director of health and healing, Canyon Ranch Health Resorts.

Also new to the board is Scott Duncan, president and partner of California-based day spa group Spa Gregories.

Existing board members remaining in their post include Noel Asmar, president and chief executive of the eponymous spa workwear brand, and Blake Feeney, vice president of business development for skincare brand Chaleur Beauty.

Ispa president Lynne McNees said: “We are grateful for the dedication of those that step up each year and apply to serve their association. 

“We are overwhelmed by the volume of exceptional members that apply each year and it’s always a difficult process to narrow down the candidates.”

The new board will begin meeting in January.