Lynne McNees currently serves as the president of the International SPA Association. Since November 1997, McNees has managed the operations of the organization representing spas and product companies around the globe. McNees works from ISPA's headquarters in Lexington, KY, and travels throughout the world promoting and representing the global spa community.
As ISPA's official spokesperson, McNees is frequently interviewed as a spa expert by major media outlets including The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, USA Today, Women's Wear Daily, the Associated Press and numerous consumer and trade publications.
Prior to her role with ISPA, McNees worked for several years in Washington, D.C. Her significant roles in the nation's capital included: venue marketing manager for World Cup USA 1994, events manager for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, four years as the education director for the President's Commission on The White House Fellowships and assistant to the Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel in The White House under President George H.W. Bush.
McNees' numerous professional activities include memberships in the Bush / Quayle Alumni Association and President's Commission on The White House Fellowships Alumni Association. As an association professional, she is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and is in the process of becoming a Certified Association Executive. She currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the International SPA Association Foundation, the Professional Beauty Federation, the Advisory Board for the Bank of the Bluegrass and as Treasurer for the Bourbon Women Association. McNees was also a member of the Leadership Bluegrass Class of 1996 and a recipient of the Champion of Education Award from the University of Delaware.
Additionally, McNees has served as a volunteer in Kentucky for the Hope Center, Children's Miracle Network, Moveable Feast, Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, Southland Christian Church and the St. Joseph's Association for Volunteerism Among Young Adults.
A native of Dallas, Texas, McNees is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in kinesiological science. McNees lives in Georgetown, KY with her husband of more than 10 years, Barry Paul McNees and their miniature dachshunds, Jackson Hole and Teton Spirit.