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Tucson's Canyon Ranch Appoints Jill Clark as Director of Operations

FORT WORTH, TX. September 25, 2017 – Canyon Ranch, the leading name in wellness for nearly 40 years, announces today the appointment of Jill Clark as Director of Operations at their wellness resort in Tucson, Arizona.

Jill Clark joins Canyon Ranch in Tucson with 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. After graduating from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Jill started her career as a Sales Manager for Marriott in Flagstaff. In the following years, Jill moved into operations as an opening General Manager in Las Vegas, Nevada before relocating to Phoenix, Arizona and holding progressive positions with La Quinta, Hilton, Radisson and the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa. In early 2015, Jill became General Manager at Mii amo, a Destination Spa located at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona.

Jill is an active community leader, including involvement with the American Cancer Society and serving as both a board member and coach for the non-profit organization, Wings to Fly. In her spare time, Jill is an avid fan of the outdoors enjoying hiking, boating and exploring Arizona, with her husband Tom and sons Joseph and Matthew.

In Jill’s new role, she will direct all operational aspects at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, overseeing various departments including the front office, housekeeping, guest relations, engineering, landscape, food and beverage, and homeowner and membership services.

About Canyon Ranch®

Canyon Ranch® has been a pioneer and an industry-leading proponent of the wellness lifestyle for nearly 40 years, operating the world's most celebrated collection of life-enhancement properties. Canyon Ranch has wellness destinations in Tucson, Ariz. and Lenox, Mass. In addition, Canyon Ranch operates a SpaClub® day spa at The Venetian® & The Palazzo® hotels in Las Vegas, Nev., Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea® facilities onboard Cunard's Queen Mary 2® luxury ocean liner, Oceania® and Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, and on Celebrity Cruises®. Canyon Ranch is a 13-time winner of Travel + Leisure's Best Spa Award, an 11-time recipient of the Condé Nast Traveler Best Destination Spa Award and is recognized as the ‘Best Wellness Program’ by Virtuoso’s ‘Best of the Best’ 2017 awards.

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