The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present Boldijarre Koronczay with the 2015 ISPA Visionary Award at the 25th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. from October 19-21, 2015.
“When the ISPA Board of Directors looks at individuals to honor each year, Boldijarre fits the mold. Boldijare, his brother Attila, and the entire Éminence team have been significantly involved in the industry over a number of years, and are constantly looking for ways to give back and improve the industry,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees.
President of Éminence Organic Skin Care, Koronczay himself is a survivor of childhood Leukemia, inspiring him and the Éminence team to create Éminence Kids, a philanthropic initiative which provides thousands of nutritious, organic meals to seriously ill children in North America and Europe.
“Boldijarre has made a lasting impact on this industry, from his uniquely talented skills as an esthetician to his well-known Éminence brand and exuberant personality, he is very deserving of this ISPA award,” said ISPA Chairman Michael Tompkins.
Koronczay strongly believes in taking care of the earth and prides himself on continually working towards making sure Éminence is as green and sustainable of a company as possible. As part of this ongoing commitment, Éminence also created Forests for the Future, a tree-planting initiative that plants a tree for every product sold which has resulted in the planting of over three million trees worldwide.
“I am so honored to be one of the youngest recipients of the ISPA Visionary Award. I have dedicated my entire life to the spa industry and the organic movement – before organic was ‘main stream’,” said Koronczay. “This is the moment where I can reflect and honestly say that all of the late nights, sacrifices, uphill battles and thousands of miles spent on the road each year have been truly worth every second.”
Koronczay continued, “Hearing that I am granted this award, to stand on the same stage as so many remarkable spa industry icons, is incredibly humbling. I am grateful beyond words.”
The ISPA Visionary Award is presented each year to someone in the spa industry who has made significant contributions to both the definition and positive movement of health and wellness over the lifetime of their career.
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About the International SPA Association:
ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. More details on ISPA are available on experienceispa.com.