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June 6 2018: (Washington DC) WTS International (WTS), the spa, fitness and lifestyle consultancy and management firm, has appointed Catherine Warren as corporate operations director of its spa division.
A well-known and highly regarded figure in the spa and fitness community, Warren is a frequent award winner who has been part of the WTS International family since 2010.
She was the recipient of the 2016 WTS Manager of the Year Award, as the spa director at Eau Spa – formerly The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. Under her direction Eau Spa received the coveted Forbes Five-Star rating for three consecutive years, making it one of only 60 spas in the world to receive this prestigious honor.
Warren was recently named as one of the ‘Top 5 Spa Influencers’ by American Spa magazine. She’s a regular contributor to a number of beauty, spa and wellness publications, a guest expert on South Florida TV and is a regular speaker and presenter at international industry conferences.
Warren has also acted as creative director of prominent events such as Eau Spa Mad Hatter's Party, the Palm Beach Film Festival's ‘Old Hollywood’ event, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Gala Kick-Off, and the Worth Avenue Yachts' ‘Spa Yacht Hop’.
In her new position at WTS, Warren will oversee a portfolio of accounts utilising her considerable skill-set in areas including strategy creation and implementation, resource management, brand development and the integration and management of assets.
Commenting on the appointment, Gary Henkin, president of WTS International, said: “Catherine Warren brings a wealth of experience to our firm. She truly understands the luxury spa market and will be collaborating very closely with our spa directors in her new role. I’m thrilled to have her representing our company at a corporate level.”
An alumnus of Clemson University, Warren earned a BFA in Fine Arts and as an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama, she’s participated in specialised fine arts studies semesters in India and Italy, as well as being a graduate of ITM in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
She has been recognised for excellence in a range of areas, including content creation and social media, training, revenue growth and management, the development of standard operating procedures, membership management, account maintenance, problem solving, and sales staff support.
Her career includes a number of high-profile positions, including vice president of health & wellness for Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, IBS spa software consultant in Richmond, Virginia, medical spa director and assistant athletic director at the Atlanta Athletic Club, and on-board spa manager with Steiner Leisure in the Hawaiian islands.
“I’m delighted to join WTS,” said Warren. “I’ve learned so much and really grown as a professional with WTS and I truly respect and appreciate the integrity, pursuit of excellence and innovation that only this company can boast. It’s such an honor to be able to work for the best in the industry. I feel such an allegiance to the entire WTS family, and there’s nowhere I would rather be.”