Lori Hutchinson, co-owner of Hutchinson Consulting, passed away last Thursday. In a statement, The International Spa Association announced the sad news of its former board member. “It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we share the news that former ISPA Board Member Lori Hutchinson has passed away. Lori’s energetic spirit was a bright light as she served on countless task forces throughout the years and made an impact on the spa community both personally and professionally. She will be missed immensely and our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”
Hutchinson began her career at San Francisco’s Stanford Court Hotel in 1978, and in 1982 she opened Campton Place Hotel as director of human resources. She also worked for Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (CA) before cofounding Hutchinson Consulting, which provides recruitment for hotels, resorts, and spas, with her husband Bill in 1993. Hutchinson served as board member for ISPA from 2007 to 2010. In addition, she was the chair for the Global Wellness Institute’s Global Careership Initiative, which promotes spa and wellness careers and education to encourage industry growth.