Please give a warm Spa Week welcome to the newest member of our team: Heather Abbott! Heather will serve as our Vice President Gift Card Marketing. So what does the VP of Gift Card Marketing do? She oversees all the sales channels of Spa Week’s National Gift Card Program as well as our Affiliate program for bloggers. (Join us if you haven’t yet, bloggererati!)

Let’s get to know Heather, shall we? She brings almost six years of gift card industry experience both on the retail side and through various consulting projects. Heather just completed a 2-year term as a Board Member of the Incentive Gift Card Council (IGCC) and is currently serving on the 2012 Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) Summit planning committee.

Prior to entering the gift card industry, she spent five years in marketing and sales for Coca-Cola and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. She received both her BS and MBA from Cornell University where she currently serves as a regional District Director for the CALS Alumni Association. (Let’s Go Red!)

Cheryl Reid, Spa Week’s CEO and Founder says: “We are proud and excited to have Heather join the Spa Week family. She is highly respected throughout the industry and brings with her an extensive portfolio of relationships. Heather’s background as a Marketer and Business Developer makes her a natural fit to take the Spa Week gift card program to the next level. Her passion is evident to all who meet her and we look forward to working with her as we lead the spa industry down new and exciting paths.”

The Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week is valid year-round at over 4,500 spas across North America and is available online in either plastic or digital form. Gift cards are also on sale through the end of the year in case you haven’t heard: $89.99 for a $100 card + FREE gift box, or 10% off any other denomination.

In addition, the Spa & Wellness Gift Card is now available at over 17,000 retail locations across the United States and may also be purchased in bulk at a discount as part of Spa Week’s Corporate Gift Card Sales program. Also run by, you guessed it, Heather Abbott.