The International Spa Association (ISPA) has announced the election of Garrett Mersberger, director of wellness and Kohler Waters Spas at Kohler Co., as chairman of the ISPA Board of Directors. Effective immediately, Mersberger has replaced previous ISPA chairman Todd Shaw.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as chairman of the ISPA Board of Directors,” says Mersberger. “I am grateful for the confidence the board has shown in me and am privileged to serve our members in a greater capacity.”
The change comes as Shaw accepted the position of national manager – country club for Technogym, which inspired him to change his ISPA membership category from a spa to a resource partner. Per the associations bylaws, the change indicates Shaw will no longer to be able to serve as chairman. Mersberger steps into the role having previously served as secretary and treasurer on the board.
Shaw will now serve in the role of immediate past chairman. Mersberger’s former role of secretary and treasurer will be voted on at the next ISPA Board meeting on May 31. The 2018 slate of candidates for the ISPA Board of Directors will be announced to the membership at the upcoming 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix from Sept. 24-26.
You can learn more about Mersberger and Kohler Waters Spas in American Spa's upcoming February 2018 issue.