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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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18 Apr 2019
GWI’s ATM agenda to focus on medical and wellness tourism
The agenda for the Global Wellness Institute’s (GWI) Wellness Symposium at the 2019 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has been set and will feature experts in both medical tourism and wellness tourism, who will explore emerging trends and opportunities in both sectors.
18 Apr 2019
Finalists revealed for largest ever ukactive Awards
Ukactive has revealed the finalists for its annual industry awards – with this year's edition declared as the largest ever.
17 Apr 2019
Body image revealed as theme for 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has chosen body image as the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.
14 Apr 2019
Healing Hotels' Anne Biging receives ‘Woman of the Decade’ award from Women’s Economic Forum
Anne Biging, co-founder and CEO of Healing Hotels of the World, has been named ‘Woman of the Decade in Business & Leadership’ at the Women’s Economic Forum (WEF) in New Delhi, India.
08 Apr 2019
World Leisure now accepting applications for Innovation Prize
World Leisure Organization (WLO) is now accepting applications for the 8th edition of the World Leisure International Innovation Prize.
05 Apr 2019
Elevate signs up Metro Blind Sport as charity partner to promote inclusivity
The organiser of physical activity trade show Elevate has signed up Metro Blind Sport as its charity partner for this year's event.
03 Apr 2019
EHFF 2019: European fitness market still growing
The European fitness market continues to grow at a steady rate, according to the latest European Health & Fitness Market Report, published in partnership by Deloitte and EuropeActive.
28 Mar 2019
Second annual Women in Wellness Leadership Conference inspires professional growth
Approximately 250 women attended American Spa’s second Women in Wellness Leadership Conference at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on 12 March.
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