Charlie Claffey appointed as PHTA Chairman of the Board

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, a non-profit education and advocacy association based in Alexandria, Virginia, have announced Charlie Claffey as its newly appointed chairman of the board for 2023. Claffey is president of Claffey Pools in Southlake, Texas, which has been in business for more than 35 years.

Claffey has taken an active leadership role in the pool, spa and hot tub industry for many years. Within 10 years of taking over Claffey Pools, he was able to quadruple the number of pools the company built in a year.

PHTA is also announces its board members for 2023:

•                Chair elect: Joe Laurino, Ph.D., Periodic Products Inc.

•                Secretary: Keith Harbeck, Premier Pools and Spas Inc.

•                Treasurer: Scott Frost, Fluidra

•                Immediate past chairman: Andy Levinson, PoolCorp

PHTA’s board members at large include:

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•                Bob Blanda, Mill Bergen Pools

•                Caley Gibbs, Gib-San Pool & Landscape Creations

•                Tracine Marroquin, Jacuzzi Group

•                Matt McDermott, Heritage Pool Supply Group

•                Albert Miller, Hayward

•                Kevin Post, Counsilman-Hunsaker

“The 2023 PHTA board of directors is comprised of amazing individuals who care deeply about the pool, spa and hot tub industry,” says Sabeena Hickman, CAE, president and CEO of PHTA. “I know they will steer our association — and our industry — in the right direction this coming year and help us develop even more valuable resources for our members. Congratulations to all of our new board members!”

For more information on the PHTA and how to become a member, visit phta.org 

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