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2020-21 Board

2020-21 Board


Author: Alcide Guzman/Wednesday, September 1, 2021/Categories: News, Update Newsletters

NESPA inducted its 2021-2022 Board of Directors at the Association's Annual Membership Meeting held this month.

"There is no other group of leaders that I'd rather work with than this year's Board of Directors," said newly elected president, Chas Bogardus. "Each member brings their unique experience and viewpoints to each conversation, all with a singular focus of continuing to elevate our industry."

The following members of the Executive Committee for the association were sworn into office: 


Chas Bogardus, Budd's Pools & Spas, Deptford, New Jersey 

Vice President

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


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


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

Past President

Amy M. Rullo, Scott Payne Custom Pools, Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania 

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
Benjamin Basch, American Pool Management – New Jersey
George Kazdin, Kazdin Pools Inc.
Jeff McGalliard, Premier Pools & Spas
Michael Todd, Rainbow Pools & Construction Co.

Connecticut Chapter
Rob 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, Kazdin Pools and Spas
Metro NY-NJ Chapter
Issac Keselman, Aqua Doctor, Inc.
Robert Blanda, Mill Bergen Pool Center
Mark Warshaw, Bel-Aqua Pool Supply
Penn-Jersey Chapter
Sean Bishop, The Pool Experts, Inc.
Sarah Garrahan, Blithe Sales Company
Adam Skelly, Penn Valley Pools

If you are interested in getting more involved at the region level, please contact our office at or 609-689-9111 to discuss the different volunteer opportunities available to you.



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