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Kimberly DeOrsey named Spa Director at The Atlantic Resort & Spa

FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla. , November 22, 2010 – The Atlantic Resort & Spa has appointed Kimberly DeOrsey as spa director for the 10,000-sq.-ft. Spa Atlantic. In this role, she is responsible for developing new programming and treatments as well as leading a team of 25 spa professionals. “We are very pleased to have Kim join our senior management team and look forward to her contributions at Spa Atlantic,” states General Manager Aref Sayegh. An 18-year hospitality and spa industry veteran, DeOrsey most recently opened the spa at The Tesoro Club, part of Ginn Resorts and Clubs in Port St...

Whiteface Lodge names new Spa Director

Lake Placid, NY (September 27, 2010) - The Whiteface Lodge has named Jamie Costa, a native of Lake Placid, as its new Spa Director. Ms. Costa will oversee all operations and management of the award-winning 5,800-square-foot sanctuary, conveniently located in the Lodge's main building Prior to her new position at the Whiteface Lodge, Ms. Costa served as a spa supervisor at the nearby Mirror Lake Inn where her responsibilities included overseeing marketing, promotions and advertising, as well as managing budgets, supervising spa product inventory and implementing employee training programs. In her ten years at the Mirror Lake Inn Spa, Ms...

Angie Brown appointed Spa Director for the Rockresorts Vail Collection

Angie Brown has been named regional spa director for the RockResorts Vail Collection in Colorado. In her new role, Brown will oversee the two RockResorts Spas at The Arrabelle at Vail Square and The Lodge at Vail. Headshots of Angie Brown are available, as well as images and b-roll of the two spas. Brown has over 14 years experience in the spa management industry and joins the RockResorts Vail Collection from her position as spa director at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in Edwards, Colo., where she managed the 20,000 square foot spa and fitness center since 2004. Brown...

Donna Shaffer Appointed Spa Director At Fairmont Sonoma

Donna Shaffer has recently been appointed to the position of Spa Director at the iconic Wine Country resort. Bringing over 15 years of spa management experience to the position, she launched her career with Sports Club of Los Angeles as Operations Manager and Program Director. She then went on to open and operate her own company, Spectrum Fitness. Donna has also been the Director of Wellness at the Nashville YMCA and served as Spa Director at the luxury spa, Tiba De Nuhad Khoury also in Nashville. She has held management spa positions at the Hilton San Francisco and Peter Island...

Day Spa & International Medical Spa Associations Under New Leadership Of Allan Share

The Day Spa Association and The International Medical Spa Association announced the sale of their combined associations to DSA World, Inc, headed by Allan Share, an acknowledged leader in the spa industry for over 20 years. Mr. Share is very excited for the future of these two important associations. As the new DSA and IMSA president, his plans call for continued support and growth of the spa industry as well as expanding the associations to include wellness practitioners of every kind. Allan Share notes, “Consumers are asking our industry to change and to see wellness as an essential part of...

Barry McCaffrey joins Clarins USA

Barry McCaffrey has been appointed to spearhead the opening of Clarins spa accounts within the hotel/day spa sector in the US. As director of sales for the spa division, McCaffrey will be drawing on more than 20 years of experience including his most recent role, for [ comfort zone ] in the US, where he was responsible for building the brand with a focus on corporate hotel and resort groups. McCaffrey said: 'I'm thrilled to be working with the team of experts at Clarins USA. Headed up by Jonathan Zrihen, CEO, there is a strong commitment to growth and development...

SpaBooker names new Sr. Director of Marketing

James Bremner Named Senior Director of Marketing for SpaBooker Beauty Industry Veteran Joins Leading Beauty & Wellness Online Booking and Business Management Software Company New York, NY- July 20, 2010— SpaBooker, a division of SpaFinder Inc., today announced the appointment of James Bremner as senior director of marketing. In this position Bremner will oversee all of SpaBooker’s worldwide marketing activities including strategic planning, business development and public relations endeavors. “James’ highly regarded international experience in marketing makes him a valuable addition to the SpaBooker team,” said Daniel Lizio-Katzen, managing director of SpaBooker.” In addition, his well-deserved reputation for leading successful...

Denise Smith to Join The Paquin Group as Director of Spa Development

The Paquin Group, www.thepaquingroup.com the nation's leading specialist in healthcare-base 5a8 d retail, today announced the addition of Denise Smith, as the firm's Director of Spa Development. Smith’s career spans over twenty years of experience in developing, operating and promoting world class spas and resorts. Prior to joining the Paquin Group, Smith was the Operations and Sales Director of a forty thousand square foot spa, located at The Ritz-Carlton-Orlando Grand Lakes Resort. Medical spas are the facility of choice among women and men seeking medically supervised skin care rejuvenating procedures, anti-aging treatments and other alternative therapies. 1c1d Like many aspects...

Medical Spa Society Announces New President

On April 5, 2010 Francis Acunzo, CEO of Acara ( http://www.acaramedspas.com ) was appointed as the new president of the Medical Spa Society ( http://www.medicalspasociety.com ), an organization dedicated to raising and upholding the level of professionalism practiced within the cosmetic practice and medical spa industry through professional and consumer education. “I look forward to working with Francis to further the success of The Medical Spa Society,” says Bruce Katz, MD, chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the Medical Spa Society. “Francis has been at the forefront of the medical spa industry since its inception. The Medical Spa Society...

Universal Companies Promotes Teddy Lester to Vice President of Sales, Brand Management, and School Partnerships

Leading spa industry supplier Universal Companies recently named Teddy Lester Vice President of Sales, Brand Management, and School Partnerships. Prior to accepting his new position, Teddy served as Universal Companies’ Director of Sales and Education. He joined the company in 2006 as an outside sales representative for the School Partnership Program. Before that, Teddy worked for six years as a pharmaceutical sales specialist and trainer. Teddy understands the importance of building long lasting relationships with clients and is dedicated to helping Universal Companies’ sales team provide excellent sales and customer service. He is also committed to working with the company’s...

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