A Big Step Forward!!
Kenneth Ryan has been promoted to Vice President, Global Spa Operations at Marriott International. For the past five years, he was the Senior Director, Global Spa Operations for the Marriott International. With an impeccable track record for designing and developing new spa brand concepts and operational programs, this new Vice President of Global Spa Operations for all Marriott International hotel brands will also lead the integration of an estimated 283 Starwood operated spas. We congratulate Kenneth for this outstanding accomplishment!!
Bittersweet Farewells ….
Ginger McLean – Director of Spa and Operations for Senses, the Disney Spas at the “Greatest Place on Earth – Disney World,” located in Orlando Florida, will be moving forward to start a new chapter in her career as Chief Operation Officer for Bell Tower Salon and Spa in Wyomissing, PA, effective June 20th. Sadly, she will be stepping down from the Advisory Board of the FSA as she leaves Florida. We will genuinely miss Ginger and appreciate her efforts and dedication in helping build the FSA. We wish Ginger all the best on her new journey and trust that she will come visit us from time to time.
Jennifer Mayo – Director of Spa and Wellness for both Top Spa at La Conch and Pier House Spa at the Pier House, A Duval Collection, Remington Hotels, will be leaving Key West and head west across the country. Jennifer has accepted a new position with her current company, Remington Hotels, but is leaving our sunshine state and heading into the California Mountains of Napa. She will start her new role as Spa Director at The Spa at Bardessono in Napa Valley. Unfortunately, she will be stepping down from the FSA Events Committee as she leaves Florida, but we thank her for her contributions to the FSA and wish her all the best.
Coming Onboard ….
Mitchell Berkman, Spa Director at The Villa Grande Club at Porto Vita, is set to come on board the FSA Events Committee. A true professional and expert in the Spa Community, as well as a loyal spa member of the Florida Spa Association, Mitchell will be an exceptional addition to the FSA team. Also, he was the perfect Suzanne Holbrook impersonator at our recent Margaritaville Event Spa Panel Presentation!
Welcome to the FSA team! We are honored to have you…. Go Mitch!!
Will the real Suzanne Holbrook please stand up?
Margaritaville Hollywood Beach – FSA Event – May 18, 2016
Mitchell Berkman – the Suzanne Holbrook impersonator
Suzanne Holbrook – the real Suzanne!
Welcome to the World …. Baby Time!
Let’s congratulate Suzanne Ward, Florida Account Executive for The Beauty Prophet representing Kneipp, Elementary Herbology and Medskin Solution by Dr. Suwelack, who recently brought a beautiful bundle into the world named Sebastian Nicolas Perez, born on Jan 27, 2016 and weighing in at 6 lbs., 13 oz. Now, after a “bonding with baby” maternity leave, Suzanne is back in action and we can count on seeing her at our FSA events. Many warm wishes to an adorable new Spa Baby!!