Jeff Kohl, director of spa operations for Princess Cruises, will serve a second term as president of the International SPA Association.
Kohl was elected during ISPA`s 12th Annual Conference, which brought together more than 2,200 spa professionals from around the world.
An ISPA member since 1996, Kohl is a 15-year spa industry veteran. “The release of ISPA`s most recent study confirms that the spa industry is exploding,” said Kohl. “ISPA is the largest, most respected and best-known association for spa professionals. I am honored to be leading this group for a second year”.
Under Kohl`s leadership, ISPA accomplished a number of goals last year. The association continued its important achievement of educating spa professionals with two key pieces of research, the ISPA 2002 Spa Industry Study and the ISPA Spa User Studies.
ISPA, together with its chapters in Europe and Asia Pacific, also held three successful conferences in 2002, enforcing the global reach of the association.
Prior to his arrival at Princess Cruises, Jeff Kohl was the director of spa and recreation at the Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa in Sonoma, Calif.; PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Fla.; and Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Fla.
For 12 years, ISPA has been recognised worldwide as the leading professional organisation and voice of the spa industry. ISPA`s membership comprises 2,000 health and wellness facilities and providers from 53 countries.