The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals,
which produces many aquatics standards, has made staff
changes that reflect what its leader calls ?a
changing of the guard.?
While some of the turnover has been due to natural
attrition, President/CEO Bill Weber said much of the new
hiring has aimed at increasing effective membership
services and communications, including those for aquatics
?This is designed to enhance the percentage of
industry members who belong to the association, and I think
we?re beginning to [see that],? he
Lauren Stack, who headed the Membership Task Force for
the past year, now is director of marketing and promotion.
Michael Reed, director of business development, also will
oversee member services with Director of Standards Bernice
APSP?s Commercial Council is working on the next
edition of the Public Pool Standard and implementing plans
for outreach, education and membership promotion of the
APSP also has hired an outside adviser to represent it
to the International Code Council and, in particular,
inform ICC about APSP?s new entrapment standard.
The group plans to hire a coordinator for all
government-relations activities as well.