Bryan Smith Heads ISPA Board of Trustees

Former chair Kathy Roedel retires, and the International Sleep Products Association Board of Trustees has new leadership.

Bryan Smith, president and chief executive officer of Southerland Inc., has assumed the position of ISPA board chair, and Eric Rhea, vice president of Leggett & Platt Inc. and president its bedding group, has been appointed vice chair. The terms for each position will run through March 2018.

“I’m excited to begin my term as ISPA chair and to continue working with this group of seasoned industry leaders as we plan for the future of the association,” Smith said.

Kathy Roedel, executive vice president and chief services and fulfillment officer for Select Comfort Corp. and former ISPA chair, retired from the airbed company effective April 7.

“We would like to thank Kathy for her leadership and many contributions to the ISPA board and our industry as a whole,” said Ryan Trainer, ISPA president. “She was instrumental in launching and shaping ISPA’s strategic planning process, and we wish her well in all future endeavors. I also want to congratulate our new officers and thank them both for volunteering their time and effort to serve in these important industry leadership positions. We greatly appreciate the commitment to ISPA that they and each of the ISPA trustees bring to the board.”

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