NEW ORLEANS -- Planet Beach is pleased to announce the promotion and appointment of a new member to a key position within their management team. Planet Beach is committed to building and maintaining a strong and dynamic management team and has announced the promotion of Jessica Matherne to Vice President of Spa Performance.
“Jessica has been a key part of our success, and we are thrilled to promote her to this important position,” said Stephen P. Smith, CEO of Planet Beach. “She joined the corporate team in 2002 and quickly rose to several supervisory and management positions. As we continue to grow our brand, Jessica will be an important asset to help our company reach its goal of changing the way the world rejuvenates and have an automated spa open in every viable community across the globe,” said Smith. In her position as Vice President of Spa Performance, Matherne will be instrumental in positioning Planet Beach as the premier provider of automated spa services around the world by ensuring franchisees have the tools, training and guidance to enhance and maintain member retention and acquisition.
“I was so excited to hear about Jessica Matherne being promoted to Vice President of Spa Performance,” said Debbie Cross, Planet Beach Franchisee in NC. “I opened my Planet Beach Franchise in 2007 and Matherne has been there with me from the very beginning. She brings a passion for the health, beauty and wellness industry to her new position along with the knowledge to being a successful franchisee. Through herhard work, dedication and enthusiasm, she continues to be a great asset to the Spa Performance department,” said Cross.
“I love working with Matherne, she is efficient, responsive and very detailed. I appreciate that she has in-spa experience and knows what works and what doesn't,” said Carrie Baugh, Regional Developer & Franchisee in Utah.
“She is also very dedicated to the company and always takes her assignments and relationships with spas very seriously.”
Jim Burns, a multi-unit Planet Beach franchisee in Lubbuck, TX, said, “If Matherne wasn’t part of Planet Beach, we doubt we would have been as successful as we have been over the past 9 years. I couldn’t think of anyone else who deserves this promotion more than Matherne!”
Matherne started her career in one of our storefronts in 1999 and first joined the Planet Beach corporate team in August of 2002 as a Grand Opening Specialist and has since, held several positions within the Spa Performance & Pre Sale Departments. Matherne is excited about her new role with the company and says “I feel my 15+ years of experience, both in the field and as a part of our corporate staff, will help me create and implement the best practices company-wide to improve member retention and member acquisition across our organization. I am extremely grateful and excited about my next step with Planet Beach!”