NESPA Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors

NESPA inducted its 2019-2020 Board of Directors at the Association’s Annual Membership Meeting held this past September.

During the meeting, the association recognized long-time board members, Jeff McGalliard (Premier Pools & Spas) and Ron Falcioni (Darien Pool) as they rotate off of the board after many years of service. They were thanked for their time, dedication and passion for the industry.

“I look forward to working closely with our Board on developing new ways to serve our growing membership and our industry as a whole,” says newly-elected President Mitch Katz. “Each member of the board brings their unique experience to the work that we do.  I’m grateful that I get the chance to lead this team of volunteers as we work to shape the pool and spa industry in the northeast for years to come.”

If you are a member of NESPA and are interested in getting more involved at the region level, please contact its office at [email protected] or 609-689-9111 to discuss the different volunteer opportunities that are available.

Below is a list of the new executive committee members sworn into office as well as representatives from the four chapters and directors at large.

President: Mitch Katz, ELITE Landscaping, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Vice President: Amy Rullo, Premier Pool Renovations/Aquatic Artistry, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Treasurer: Chas Bogardus, Budd’s Pools & Spas, Deptford, N.J.

Secretary: Julie Kazdin Kazdin Pools Inc., Southampton, N.Y.

Past President: Barry Kenny, Bel-Aqua Pool Supply, New Rochelle, N.Y.

Directors At Large

  • Bob Baron, Baron Pool Service
  • George Kazdin, Kazdin Pools Inc.
  • Mark Warshaw, Bel-Aqua Pool Supply

Connecticut Chapter

  • Bill Drakeley, Drakeley Pool Co.
  • Roberto Romano, David Cooke Plaster Co.
  • Bob Russell, Glen Gate Company

Long Island Chapter

  • Kyle Chaikin, Chaikin Ultimate Pools
  • Ed Cohen, Chaikin Ultimate Pools
  • Julie Kazdin-Boucher, Kazdin Pools and Spas

Metro N.Y.-N.J. Chapter

  • Bob Blanda, Mill Bergen Pool Center
  • Issac Keselman, Aqua Doctor, Inc.
  • John Migliaccio, The Pool & Spa Place

Penn-Jersey Chapter

  • Chas Bogardus, Budd's Pool Company
  • Amy Rullo, Premier Pool Renovations/Aquatic Artistry
  • Adam Skelly, Penn Valley Pools
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