- On February 12, 2019
Congratulations to our Movers, Shakers & Decision Makers!
Our extraordinary Spa Industry is continuously evolving through innovation and transformation.
Highly appreciated professionals in the Spa community are taking on new
challenges and positions as they start a new venture in their career.
Bill Toth, Spa & Fitness Manager, Margaritaville Resort Orlando
Cheers to Bill on his new position as Spa & Fitness Manager at the new Margaritaville Resort in Orlando. Projected to launch in early Spring, Bill has been overseeing all technical details and operations for the opening of St. Somewhere Spa. Prior to this exciting new venture, Bill was Area Director for the Mandara Spas at Walt Disney World’s Swan Dolphin Resort and Universal’s Loew’s Portofino Bay Hotel in Central Florida. A proficient and qualified director in the spa industry for well over 20 years, Bill brings his expertise and leadership to his new team and as they prepare to open their spa in Paradise. Congratulations and best of luck Bill!!
Vivian Villamizar, Spa Manager, The Palms Hotel & Spa
Congratulations to Vivian on her new position as Spa Manager at The Palms Hotel & Spa. Prior to this new role, Vivian was employed by Innovative Spa Management for over 5 years, starting as Spa Manager and working her way up as Spa Director Job Coach and Corporate Spa Manager for ISM Spa. Vivian has an excellent track record in the spa market having also worked for Canyon Ranch and mySpa International. We are excited for Vivian and her new spa team. Best of luck to Vivian!
Janice Nichols, Senior Vice President, Spa Operations at WTS International
Compliments to Janice for this extraordinary promotion as Senior VP at WTS International. Prior to this new position, Janice served as Corporate Operations Director overseeing the East Coast and Florida at WTS for 4 years . Janice also worked at Sport & Health as VP of the Spa Division at Serenity Day Spas for over 14 years. Extremely professional and an expert in her field, we are thrilled for Janice having received this well-deserved advancement in her career. Congratulations Janice!!
Marlies Taylor, Global Director of Sales, Kyris
Kudos to Marlies for this exciting new position at Kypris, a luxurious organic skincare brand. Previously she was the Director of Sales for North American at Jurlique and has held several Director positions with prestigious brands such as Kerastase /Shu Uemura by L’Oreal, Babor, and Luzern to name a few. Well respected and an accomplished executive Marlies will be an iexcellent addition to her new company. Best of luck Marlies in your new job.
Caroline Rushworth, Director of Education, BABOR North America
Accepting her new position as Director of Education at Babor, we applaud Caroline for her hard work and dedication to education in the spa market. Prior to this new role, Caroline was the Director of Education at Sothys-USA for over 8 years and Training Manager at Sothys UK Eurocosmetics for 4 years. Caroline brings a world of knowledge and insight to her new team at Babor and will be of great value for her new family. Bravo, Caroline!
It’s never too late to announce an Award Winner…….
Joanne Berry – Founder, The Wellness Education Hub
A shout out for Joanne who was named and awarded Educator & Trainer Winner of American Spa’s 2018 Women in Wellness Awards this past September. An educator and trainer, this award honored a woman who is making a difference in education and sharing her knowledge of industry topics, products, equipment, and more. Congratulations to an exceptional contributor to the spa space as well as a highly respected and admired professional by many. Best wishes Joanne!