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Michelle Kavanaugh

Michelle Kavanaugh, Executive Director

After 13 years at the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), Michelle Kavanaugh accepted the Executive Director position at the California Pool & Spa Association™ (CPSA), effective January 1, 2019. As Mission Development Director of NSPF, Michelle successfully matched the training needs of those in the pool and spa industry with NSPF education, resulting in consistent growth for the foundation each year. Now, as Executive Director of CPSA, Michelle will navigate the industry in California to serve the members and help the organization thrive and expand. Michelle is committed to bringing value to the membership of CPSA by increasing membership benefits, supporting the industry through responsible government relations and helping the membership grow professionally. “When the result is a winning relationship for both parties, I feel fulfilled and delighted,” says Michelle. Email Michelle at mkavanaugh@thecpsa.org.


Chairman of the Board

Jeff Mitchell CPSA Chapter Representative Dynasty Pools 23367 Casa Bonita Avenue Quail Valley, CA 92587  Email: jeff@poolsbydynasty.com

Membership Committee Chairman

Greg Lacher  Pool Engineering 1201 N. Tustin Avenue Anaheim, CA 92807  EmailgregL@pooleng.com

Vice Chairman

Scott Cohen, Garden Artisan/President, The Green Scene. Email: Scott.Cohen@GreenSceneLandscape.com

Past Chairman

Mike Geremia  Geremia Pools, Inc. 7901 14th Avenue Sacramento, CA 95826 Email:mikeg@geremiapools.com


Michael McDonell  7 Wayne Court Sacramento, CA 95829  Email: mmcdonell@adamspool.net

Director of Government Relations

John Norwood Managing Partner and Counselor at Law, Norwood Associates, LLC, – 915 L Street, Suite 1100 Sacramento, CA 95814  Email: jnorwood@nalobby.net

Erin K. Norwood Partner, Norwood Associates, LLC – 915 L Street, Suite 1100 Sacramento, CA 95814  Email: enorwood@nalobby.net 



Robert Rankin Poolcorp 245 West Baywood, Ste A Orange, CA 92865 Email:robert.rankin@poolcorp.com
Aaron Grimes Pentair Pool 10951 W. Los Angeles Avenue Moorpark, CA 93021 Email:aaron.grimes@pentairpool.com
Steve Gutai Zodiac Pool Care, Inc. 2620 Commerce Way Vista, CA 92081 Email:steve.gutai@zodiac.com
Terry Arko, Product Training Content Manager, Hasa Inc., 306 18th Pl Snohomish, WA 98290 Email: TerryArko@Hasapool.com
Fred Manno Hayward Pool Products, Inc. 2875 Pomona Blvd. Pomona, CA 91768 Email:fmanno@haywardnet.com


Eric C. Nielson Annual Western Pool & Spa Show 7210 Jordan Avenue, B94 Canoga Park, CA 91303 Email:poolshow@gmail.com
Terry Snow IPSSA National Representative TLS Pool Service 1734 Sunnybrook Avenue Upland, CA 91784 Email:tls_pools@verizon.net
Sabeena Hickman CEO, Pool & Hot Tub Alliance  Email: shickman@phta.org

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