Keisha Shiver accepts 2023 Employee of the Year Award with members of Georgia Spa's executive team.

Keisha Shiver Named the 2023 Mark Stevens Employee of the Year

Keisha Shiver, Georgia Spa Company's Vendor Relations Specialist, was named the 2023 Mark Stevens Employee of the Year at the company's annual celebration dinner held in early February at the Georgia Club.

At this year's celebration dinner, the Employee of the Year award was renamed to bestow Georgia Spa founder Mark Stevens' name. Stevens established Georgia Spa in 2004 with its first location in Buford, Ga. In May 2023, he announced the company was sold into an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), giving its employees ownership after 20 years at the helm. Along with the ESOP development, Stevens moved into a well-deserved retirement but continues to serve Georgia Spa as its Board of Directors Chairman.

Georgia Spa founder Mark Stevens with the 2023 Mark Stevens Employee of the Year recipient Keisha Shiver.

"Mark's profound impact will continue to be felt here at Georgia Spa Company," said David Baker, Georgia Spa Executive Vice President. "Mark's enduring legacy continues on through all of us who were privileged enough to work for him and alongside him. A beacon of professionalism, integrity and leadership, his commitment to excellence set the standard for us all, and his unwavering dedication to our company's mission has been truly exemplary. Mark's vision and belief in the collective strength of our team have not only secured the future of the Georgia Spa Company but have also empowered every one of us to be stakeholders in its success as an ESOP. This act of generosity and faith in our abilities will forever be remembered as a testament to Mark's commitment to the well-being of Georgia Spa Company and its employees."

The Mark Stevens Employee of the Award is Georgia Spa's pinnacle award. It signifies dedication, hard work, and commitment to excellence. To qualify for this prestigious accolade, individuals must first earn the title of Employee of the Month, a recognition bestowed upon outstanding performers in both Sales and Operations. These monthly honorees are nominated by their peers and chosen through a voting process by our leadership team.

Shiver's impact resonates deeply within Georgia Spa Company, and she possesses a quiet determination and a relentless pursuit of excellence in every task she undertakes.

With nearly a decade of service to Georgia Spa, joining our team in July of 2014, Shiver has worn many hats, transitioning seamlessly from roles in sales to warehouse coordination, inventory management, and now, as a Vendor Relations Specialist. Her journey exemplifies a commitment to growth, adaptability, and continuous improvement.