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15 Mar 2018
Jeff Kohl to receive ISPA Dedicated Contributor award

The International Spa Association (ISPA) will present Jeff Kohl, former chief operating officer of Spa & Club Ideations, with the 2018 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, US, set to take place 24-26 September.

“Jeff has dedicated countless hours of service to the International SPA Association not only in his volunteer work, but through his career,” said ISPA president Lynne McNees. “His leadership and contributions continue to benefit ISPA members today. We are grateful he has and continues to be a dedicated leader of the ISPA community.”

Kohl, now with Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI), has more than 25 years of experience in luxury hospitality and spa operations.

His roles within the industry have included business development consultant to the Mayo Clinic, where he was a key player in its initiative to provide a blend of traditional spa treatments and the Clinic’s medical and aesthetics services to the community, as well as COO at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas, where he directed global operations, built strategic partnerships and manage 30 full-service spa and salon properties.

In 2001, Kohl and his wife Michele established Spa & Club Ideations as a resource to industry businesses seeking guidance in their efforts to expand, transform and streamline their operations. The company’s mission is to increase the competitive advantage of businesses in the hospitality, spa and fitness industries by providing consulting services and broad industry expertise.

"ISPA has been part of my life for 25 years,” said Kohl. “Through the many years of being on both the ISPA and ISPA Foundation Boards, it was my goal to create a legacy of dedication and diligence of serving the members, ISPA staff and the spa industry as a whole. By being recognised as ISPA's Dedicated Contributor, my heart is full knowing the work I was part of will live on for future generations."

Kohl most recently served as Chairman of the ISPA Foundation. He has been continually active with ISPA, serving as chair and treasurer on the ISPA board of directors.

In addition, Kohl led ISPA’s implementation of an association reserve fund along with international restructuring and membership enrichment programmes.


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14 Jun 2019
Networking, knowledge-sharing: 12th annual Forum HOTel&SPA deemed a success
The 12th annual Forum HOTel&SPA was held on 23 May at the Four Seasons George V Hotel in Paris, with a theme of ‘Multidiversity in Wellness’.
14 Jun 2019
The future of medical spas explored in first-ever Swiss Medical Spa & Hospitality Think Tank
The EHL Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality (SSTH) hosted the first Swiss Medical Spa & Hospitality Think Tank on 6 June 2019 in Chur-Passugg, Switzerland.
13 Jun 2019
ISPA to host pre-conference ‘Spa Workforce Super Session’
For the first time, the International SPA Association (ISPA) will host a pre-Conference Spa Workforce Super Session focusing on workforce development within the spa industry at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo. This two and a half-hour workshop will take a deep dive into one of the spa industry’s top priorities of recruiting, retaining and engaging quality talent.
11 Jun 2019
Women's World Cup: FIFA signs gender equality MoU with UN
World governing body FIFA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the United Nations (UN) which aims to make football more accessible to women and girls.
06 Jun 2019
APSWC releases White Paper
The Asian Pacific Spa and Wellness Coalition has released a White Paper after its Round Table held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in March 2019.
06 Jun 2019
Huw Edwards: 'We need a cultural shift across government'
Huw Edwards, acting CEO of ukactive, has called for a "cultural shift" across government, in order for it to recognise the crucial role that the physical activity sector can play in improving the nation's health.
06 Jun 2019
Sport England and ukactive launch Communities of Learning platform to 'share what works'
A new leadership learning initiative aims to transform knowledge sharing in the physical activity sector.
22 May 2019
Monaco positions itself as wellness destination with first health & wellness festival
The principality of Monaco will host its first-ever health and wellness festival, ‘In Your Element’, from 5-7 July, in partnership with the Columbus Monte Carlo hotel and Monaco’s World Class Gym.
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