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FSPA Team
wendy Executive Director
Wendy Parker Barsell, APR, CEM
2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 106
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: 941-952-9293, ext.102
Toll Free: 866-930-FSPA
Fax: 941-366-7433
Email:  Wendy@FloridaPoolPro.com

Wendy has been with FSPA since March 2001, beginning as the marketing director and meeting planner and was named Executive Director in 2007. She manages a staff  who handle marketing, public relations, technical training, meetings and events, accounting, chapter operations and government relations efforts. She also directs the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo (Florida Pool & Spa Show) which takes place each February at the Orange County Convention Center attracting more than 4,000 pool industry professionals. Wendy holds a Certification in Exhibition Management from the IAEE, is Accredited in Public Relations by the Universal Accreditation Board and a graduate of Florida Southern College.

charis Communications Manager
Charis Tyson
2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 106
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: 941-952-9293, ext.103
Toll Free: 866-930-FSPA
Fax: 941-366-7433
E-mail: CTyson@FloridaPoolPro.com

Charis has a degree in public relations from the University of Florida. She has worked for the FSPA since December 2007.  She handles design of all printed materials including membership and safety brochures and the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo materials.  

Education Program Manager
Mary Anderson
2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 106
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: 941-952-9293, ext. 104
Toll Free: 866-930-FSPA
Fax: 941-366-7433
E-mail: Mary@FloridaPoolPro.com

Mary has worked at the FSPA since July 2015. She has her graduate degree in Adult and Career Education, with an emphasis in Technical, Industrial and Trade, from Valdosta State University.  Mary has experience teaching and in course development at the post-secondary level.  Mary most previously worked as the enrollment officer for GMC Valdosta Junior College.

  PR & Event Coordinator
Roberta Burns
2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 106
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: 941-952-9293, ext. 113
Toll Free: 866-930-FSPA
Fax: 941-366-7433
E-mail: Roberta@FloridaPoolPro.com
Roberta joined the FSPA team in June of 2018. She holds a BA in Business Communication and Marketing from Westminster College in Fulton, MO. Roberta is responsible for planning board meetings, managing social media and PR campaigns, creating the e-newsletter, and updating the web site.  
elfy Member Information Specialist
Ava Jones
2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 106
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: 941-952-9293, ext. 105
Toll Free: 866-930-FSPA
Fax: 941-366-7433
E-mail: ava@FloridaPoolPro.com

Ava began with FSPA in August of 2015. She has her undergraduate degree in Economics and Business from Florida State University. Ava has been a swim coach for the past two years for the Maclay Northside Dolphins in Tallahassee, Florida. She also competed for the FSU competitive swim team. Ava is the primary contact for all membership programs, the member database, member renewals and retention.

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Valerie Swika
2555 Porter Lake Drive, Suite 106
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: 941-952-9293
Toll Free: 866-930-FSPA
Fax: 941-366-7433
E-mail: valerie@FloridaPoolPro.com

Valerie has worked at the FSPA since July 2007. She has a multitude of work experience in the administrative field. Valerie performs administrative and office support duties such as fielding telephone calls, customer service and data entry.

jen Government Relations Consultant:
J. Hatfield and Associates, PL
Jennifer Hatfield
E-mail: Jennifer@FloridaPoolPro.com

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