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NEHRSA executive director retiring

The following is a press release from NEHRSA, New England Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association:

Yesterday (early September), Jan Woodman announced at the NEHRSA Board of Directors meeting that she will be retiring as Executive Director of NEHRSA effective December 31, 2012. Jan has held the position of NEHRSA Executive Director since September 1990. 

Over the past 22 years there have been over 120 club owners and managers that have served on the NEHRSA Board of Directors. All of us have had the privilege of working with Jan to plan, organize and execute high quality workshops, events, conferences, trade shows and numerous other programs that benefitted New England’s health clubs, their employees and the companies providing products and services supporting the fitness industry. 

For many of us in the Industry, myself included, Jan has been the embodiment of what it means to serve an Industry you love and feel passionate about. Her never ending energy and enthusiasm inspires all of us to do everything we can for our members and then pass along our knowledge and experiences so everyone can benefit.   

She has been instrumental in building a regional community that is willing to help each other, share ideas and come together for the common purpose of changing people’s lives.  

It is sometime’s easy to take for granted the incredible amount of effort Jan has put forth to establish NEHRSA as one of the most respected regional associations in our Industry. Through Jan’s leadership, NEHRSA has created a model of how to develop educational programs in all facets of our businesses so Clubs can achieve a level of success that would be impossible on their own. 

The best way I can sum up the amount of respect everyone has for Jan is by sharing a conversation many of us have had over the years when the phone rang at our desk. “Hello Jan….of course….yes, I would be happy to help”. She has done so much for our Industry when we are asked to do our part it’s a pleasure to do so. 

Please join me in congratulating Jan for 22 years of unparalleled service. Your contributions are immense and will continue long into the future. We wish you all of the health and happiness you deserve as you move into the next phase of your life. 

Thank you so much for inspiring me to become a leader!

Adam Healy
NEHRSA President

Reader Comments (1)

I hereby place Jan Woodman in the NEHRSA Hall of Fame, right next to John McCarthy!

She is simply the best!
September 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJay Ablondi

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