NEW YORK, April 07, Apr 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --
NEW YORK, April 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XpresSpa Group, Inc.
("XpresSpa" or the "Company"), a health and wellness company, announced today that Mr. Michael Lebowitz has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board"). He replaces Mr. Andy Heyer who had been a Board member since December 2016 but chose to resign due to other commitments and pursuits.
Michael Lebowitz is the Founder and CEO of globally-recognized agency Big Spaceship. Since launching Big Spaceship in 2000, he has defined its strategy and vision, while working closely with the agency's clients, including Brightstar Care, JPMorgan Chase, Google Fi, Google Maps, Hasbro, International Rescue Committee, JetBlue, Kirkus, the NFL, Roku, SiriusXM, Stadia, Starbucks, and YouTube.
Bruce T. Bernstein, Chairman of the Board, said, "Michael is an expert in advising companies on how they can nurture creativity, innovation and evolve their businesses and will therefore be a valuable addition to our Board during these unprecedented times. We would also like to thank Andy for his dedication and contributions to XpresSpa these past few years and wish him all the best."
At Big Spaceship, Mr. Lebowitz has assembled "a crack team of digital inventors," according to Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies" list, and has led the company to be named among the Advertising Age and Crain's New York Business Best Places to Work four times. Big Spaceship's organizational design and progressive culture have twice been studied by Harvard Business School, with the case studies now taught at top business schools all over the world.
He speaks across the globe and has engaged audiences at Cannes Festival of Creativity, AdAge and Adweek events, SXSW, Click:NY and Click:London, ad:tech, IAB, and OMMA, as well as institutions including Harvard Business School, NYU Stern, Miami Ad School, SI Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Long Island University, BYU, and SLU's Institute for Private Business.
Mr. Lebowitz has chaired and sat on juries for most of the top awards shows for creativity, innovation, and effectiveness and he has led the agency to win countless awards, including an Emmy Award nomination, Cannes Lions, Clios, Webbys, D&AD, SXSW Awards, Andys, and One Show Interactive Pencils. Michael was also named among the 2010 Creativity 50 and the 2008 & 2017 OMMA Online All-Stars. In 2017 Mr. Lebowitz was named to Campaign Magazine's Digital 40 Over 40 and the 4As 100 year anniversary list of the 100 People Who Make Advertising Great.
He is a Council Member of the Mayor's Creative Council for New York City and serves on the Board of SoDA: The Digital Society, on the Global Advisory Board of Own The Room, and as an advisor to discovery startup Milq.
Mr. Lebowitz completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Film/Cinema/Video Studies at Vassar College.
About XpresSpa Group, Inc.
XpresSpa Group, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206885098/composite XSPA -0.95% is a health and wellness holding company. XpresSpa Group's core asset, XpresSpa, is a leading airport retailer of spa services and related health and wellness products, with 51 locations in 25 airports globally. XpresSpa offers services that are tailored specifically to the busy travel customer. XpresSpa is committed to providing exceptional customer experiences with its innovative premium spa services, as well as luxury travel products and accessories. XpresSpa provides almost one million services to customers per year at its locations in the United States, Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. To learn more about XpresSpa Group, visit: www.XpresSpaGroup.com . To learn more about XpresSpa, visit www.XpresSpa.com .
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