Julie Keller Callaghan was previously editor in chief of American Spa magazine
Julie Keller Callaghan, the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa
, has joined Hutchinson Consulting, a hospitality industry executive search and recruiting firm, as an executive recruiter and marketing and communications specialist.
Keller Callaghan led the American Spa team for the past 15 years and is an advocate and influencer in the wellness world. Under her leadership, the brand evolved to include a print publication, a website, social media community, multiple awards programmes, and numerous events.
Keller Callaghan is also the founder of the American Spa Women in Wellness Leadership Conferences and the American Spa CBD Summit, and spent the past year as the event director for Spatec by American Spa. For these efforts and more, she was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category, and she and her team won an ISPA Innovate Award in 2018 for their work with women in leadership.
At Hutchinson, Keller Callaghan will help expand the firm’s wellness recruitment services in the spa, wellness, and hospitality space. She will also work closely with the executive team to help companies create powerful marketing messages to develop and grow their brands. Additionally, she will continue to act as an industry expert, speaking at events, serving as an expert judge and panelist, and sharing the industry knowledge she has developed by leading the industry’s top media brand for spa and wellness professionals.
“As my career has evolved over the years, the most inspiring part of my job was connecting people and developing meaningful relationships,” said Keller Callaghan. “I have loved helping members of our community adopt strategies for doing their jobs better and expanding their brands. In recent years, I’ve been particularly focused on empowering members of our wellness tribe to develop their leadership skills to successfully grow and thrive. This new role at Hutchinson is the perfect next step, and I can’t wait to put my experience to use and help others continue to flourish professionally and personally.”
“Hutchinson Consulting has experienced a steady growth over the last few years in both the hospitality and wellness industries,” said Michael G. Tompkins, partner at Hutchinson Consulting. “Julie’s extensive knowledge and close ties to the spa and hospitality industry make her an ideal candidate to join our expanding team of exceptional recruiters.”