February 25, 2008

LEXINGTON, Ky. – International SPA Association Chairman Jim Root is the new President of Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa in Corona, Calif. This consummate spa professional brings more than 30 years of experience to Glen Ivy, which has been a member of ISPA since 1993.

As President of Glen Ivy, Root will have direct responsibility for all day-to-day operations of the company’s four locations, which includes the hot springs spa and three day spas. “New beginnings are perfect opportunities for a revival of the soul,” said Root. “It’s an honor to be working with such highly-esteemed spa professionals as Glen Ivy Founder John Gray and the staff he has put together. I’m in good company at Glen Ivy as John is a past director of the ISPA Board and continues to be a supportive member.”

Gray added, “All of us at Glen Ivy feel proud and fortunate to have Jim Root as our corporation’s new president. Jim adds deep industry expertise and experience, his unending enthusiasm, and his light heart and great smile to the long Glen Ivy tradition of elevating life experience for guests and employees. Jim will help us continue to fulfill our dreams.”

Root has enjoyed a career in spa and hospitality management at some of the leading resort and destination spas in Europe, Asia, Mexico and the United States. He most recently served as the General Manager of Spa Operations at Sea Island Resorts in Georgia. This graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration also held positions at Miraval Live in Balance in Arizona, Meadowood Napa Valley in California, and Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico.

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 http://www.experienceispa.com/cms/cms/articles/.

Spas are places devoted to enhancing overall well-being through a variety of professional services that encourage the renewal of mind, body and spirit.

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