PHTA Standards Consensus Committee Welcomes New Members

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Standards Consensus Committee announced the appointment of six new voting members. The committee is PHTA’s official consensus voting body, responsible for reviewing and voting on all pool and hot tub standards to be approved by the American National Standards Institute.

The committee’s six new voting members are:

John Broughton is the aquatics operations and maintenance manager for Tropic Falls at OWA in Foley, Alabama. He has worked in the aquatics industry for more than 20 years in both operations and maintenance and has experience in the construction and opening of major waterparks.

Sarah Cheshire is an environmental health specialist for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services in Providence, Utah. She holds a Bachelor of Science in human movement services from Utah State University and is a registered environmental health scientist.

  • Sung Choe, general interest

Sung Choe is the manager of standards development at IAPMO in Ontario, California. He earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Michigan State University. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code.

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Lisa Reiheld is the director of PMG technical resources at the International Code Council in Loudonville, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. One of her areas of specialization is the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, and she is involved with the ICC Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Group.

  • James Rumen, P.E., general interest

James Rumen, P.E., is the owner of RJR Engineering Co. in Tuckerton, New Jersey. He is a Certified Pool & Spa Operator, a Master Plumber and a Professional Engineer with 25 years of experience building and renovating commercial swimming pools.

Stephanie Shook is the senior manager of aquatics and instructors at American National Red Cross in Stafford, Virginia. She has written articles for numerous publications and has presented at more than 25 industry conferences for organizations including the National Recreation and Park Association and National Drowning Prevention Alliance.

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