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Kristi Bonsack, Director of Wellness for the Longboat Key Club & Resort in Florida,
Named to International SPA Association Board of Directors
[Longboat Key, FL – August 7, 2012] Longboat Key Club & Resort is proud to announce Kristi Bonsack, Director of Wellness, has been named to the International SPA Association Board of Directors.  ISPA is recognized as the leading professional organization and voice representing the spa industry worldwide – which includes club, day, destination, medical, mineral springs and resort/hotel spas and resource partners from around the globe.

With over 15 years of experience in the wellness industry, key highlights of Bonsack’s experience include management of the Spa, Fitness Center, Mind & Motion Studio and Wellness initiatives for Longboat Key Club & Resort, business leadership in the private sector for both Fortune 100 and 500 companies and the implementation of business development programs and strategies as a successful business consultant. Her three year term will commence during the 22nd annual ISPA Conference & Expo to be held inKissimmee,Florida, October 15 – 17, 2012.

‘I am thrilled to be selected to this important position on the International SPA Association Board of Directors,” saidKristi Bonsack, Director of Wellness for Longboat Key Club & Resort. “I look forward to making contributions that build awareness for wellness initiatives and offering strategic guidance on integrating wellness into spa-centric programs.  It is important that future initiatives support health, independence and life balance for both older and younger demographics.”

“We are extremely pleased that Kristi has been named to the International SPA Association Board of Directors,” said Michael Welly, General Manager of Longboat Key Club & Resort.  “Her selection is a direct reflection of the quality of the Wellness initiatives that we have put in place at the Resort and is indicative of the caliber of programs that are offered to our Members and Resort Guests. I congratulate Kristi on her achievement and look forward to expanding on the trend-setting and forward thinking culture of health and Wellness we are implementing at the Resort.”

“We are thrilled to welcome several new board members into our family,” said ISPA President Lynne McNees. “Kristi’s commitment to the spa community through her service as an ISPA board member will help the association continue to evolve.”

Long renowned as a leader in the hospitality industry, the award winning Longboat Key Club & Resort rolled out a comprehensive Wellness Program in January 2012 that encompasses all facets of the organization including Resort Guests, Club Members and Associates.

About Longboat Key Club and Resort
Longboat Key Club & Resort is Sarasota’s premier AAA Four-Diamond beachfront resort and private club renowned for its distinctive guest service and unparalleled amenities. Easily accessible from two international airports, theresorts on-site amenities include: championship golf; 25 Har-Tru tennis courts; a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre; Island House Spa offering over 50 services; six unique restaurants; a 291 slip deep-water marina; and a private white sand beach. Located at 220 Sands Pointe Road, Longboat Key, Florida, reservations can be made by calling (941) 383-8821, (800) 237-8821 or by contacting us online at

About 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

Sandra Rios
Longboat Key Club & Resort

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