Speaking with One Voice

The Northeast Pool & Spa Association is your voice on legislation and regulations impacting our industry. NESPA GRAC monitors legislative action across the region and represents the pool and spa industry when these important actions are being debated.




NESPA's Government Relations Action Committee (GRAC) brings together dedicated member volunteers and lobbyists on behalf of our members to oppose onerous over-regulation and advocate for our industry. We have important relationships with Federal, State and local officials and are in regular contact to share our industry’s perspective on legislation. 

The Government Relations Action Committee consists of representatives from each of our four chapters.  If you have questions about legislation and government regulations contact NESPA at 609-689-9111.

NESPA Welcomes the 2023-24 Board of Directors
Alcide Guzman

NESPA Welcomes the 2023-24 Board of Directors


NESPA inducted its 2023-2024 Board of Directors at the Association's Annual Membership Meeting held earlier this month.

Newly elected Board President Kyle Chaikin shared, "Having the chance to work with this Board of passionate leaders is exciting. We're ready to tackle the challenges ahead and create new opportunities for our industry. NESPA has a long history of helping our members succeed, and we're committed to continuing that tradition. We are going to accomplish great things together."


Kyle Chaikin, Chaikin Ultimate Pools, Deer Park, New York

Vice President

Rob Romano, David Cooke Plaster Co., Norwalk, Connecticut


Isaac Keselman, Aqua Doctor, Inc., East Hanover, New Jersey


Bob Blanda, Mill Bergen Pools, Brooklyn, New York

Past President

Julie Kazdin, Kazdin Pools Inc., Southampton, New York

The Board is also comprised of representatives from the Northeast Spa and Pool Association's four Chapters as well as Directors at Large.

Directors At Large

  • George Kazdin, Kazdin Pools & Spas
  • Jeff McGalliard, Premier Pools & Spas
  • Amy Rullo, BioLab
  • Michael Todd, Rainbow Pools & Construction Co.

Connecticut Chapter

  • Bill Drakeley, Drakeley Pool Company, LLC
  • Bob Russell, Glengate Company
  • Rob Romano, David Cooke Plaster Co.

Long Island Chapter

  • Barbara Rizzi, Torts Group
  • Ed Cohen, Chaikin Ultimate Pools
  • Ken Barthman, Dunrite Leisure Pools

Metro NY-NJ Chapter

  • Robert Blanda, Mill Bergen Pool Center
  • Isaac Keselman, Aqua Doctor, Inc.
  • John Migliaccio, retired

Penn-Jersey Chapter

  • Sean Bishop, The Pool Experts, Inc.
  • Sarah Garrahan, Blithe Sales Company
  • Jeremy Hasbrouck, Hasbrouck Pool and Spa

If you are interested in getting more involved with NESPA and our industry, don't hesitate to contact our office at info@nespapool.org or 609-689-9111 to discuss the different volunteer opportunities available.

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