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NESPA Welcomes the 2022-23 Board of Directors

NESPA Welcomes the 2022-23 Board of Directors

Author: Alcide Guzman/Thursday, September 1, 2022/Categories: News, Update Newsletters

NESPA inducted its 2022-2023 Board of Directors at the Association's Annual Membership Meeting held earlier this month.

Our new Board President, Julie Kazdin, was joined by her father, George Kazdin, who also served as NESPA President in 1986.

"Representing members from across the region and all segments of our industry, this board is ready to tackle the challenges ahead and create new opportunities for our industry," said newly elected president Julie Kazdin. "For over 60 years, the focus of NESPA has been supporting our members' success. The Board and I look forward to continuing to deliver on that promise in the year ahead."

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


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

Vice President

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


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

Isaac Keselman, Aqua Doctor, Inc., New Jersey

Past President

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

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
Barry Kenny, Bel-Aqua Pool Supply
Jeff McGalliard, Premier Pools & Spas
Michael Todd, Rainbow Pools & Construction Co.

Connecticut Chapter
Bill Drakeley, Drakeley Pool Company, LLC
Pat McDougal, Newtown Pools, LLC
Rob Romano, David Cooke Plaster Co. 

Long Island Chapter
Kyle Chaikin, Chaikin Ultimate Pools
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 at the region level, don't hesitate to get in touch with our office at or 609-689-9111 to discuss the different volunteer opportunities available to you









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