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Author: Alcide Guzman/Tuesday, September 1, 2020/Categories: News, Update Newsletters

NESPA inducted its 2020-2021 Board of Directors at the Association's Annual Membership Meeting held this month.

"This will be a year, unlike any other. There is no other team of leaders I would want to be working with to help our industry navigate these unprecedented times," said newly elected president, Amy M. Rullo. "Each member brings their unique talents and experiences to the Board and working together will turn any challenge we face into an opportunity for growth.

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

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

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

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

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

Past President
Mitch Katz, Land of Elite/Neave Pools, Wappingers Falls, 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
Benjamin Basch, American Pool Management – New Jersey
George Kazdin, Kazdin Pools Inc.
Jeff McGalliard, Premier Pools & Spas
John Migliaccio, Pool & Spa Place

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, Kazdin Pools and Spas
Metro NY-NJ Chapter
Issac Keselman, Aqua Doctor, Inc.
John Migliaccio, The Pool & Spa Place

Mark Warshaw, Bel-Aqua Pool Supply
Penn-Jersey Chapter
Sean Bishop, The Pool Experts, Inc.

Chas Bogardus, Budd's Pool Company
Adam Skelly, Penn Valley Pools

During the Annual Membership Meeting, the association recognized a long-time Board member, Barry Kenney, who completed his time serving on the Board's Executive Committee. The Board thanks him for his time, dedication, and passion for the industry.

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 available volunteer opportunities.


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