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 February 15, 2016
Miraval Group Appoints 17-Year Veteran To Lead Programming Companywide

 Miraval Group today announced the appointment of Sue Adkins, a 17-year veteran of the company's flagship resort in Arizona, as vice president to lead program development companywide, notably in support of the company's initiative to add full-service Miraval resorts in key destination markets and Miraval Life in Balance Spas in submarkets.

In her new role, she reports to Steven A. Rudnitsky, Miraval Group president & chief executive officer.

"Sue Adkins excels at producing award-winning integrative wellness and active-health programming," Rudnitsky said. "Her commitment to finding the right staff and developing their passions into cutting-edge programs has been a key to the success of the organization."

Adkins previously served Miraval Tucson Resort & Spa as director of programs and assistant program director. In those roles, she managed daily operations of the resort's programs, including wellness counseling, nutrition, exercise physiology, integrative wellness, equine, outdoor adventure, yoga and meditation, fitness and arts and education.

From 1991 to 1999, she worked in sales, operations, reservations, front office and rooms management for Tucson-area hotels including the Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites, Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa and Clarion Hotel and Conference Center -- Tucson Airport.

Adkins was the volunteer director of Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Arizona from 1998 to 2012, overseeing other volunteers, the organization's finances, canine training, adoptions and home visits. She studied nursing at Pima Community College, Tucson.

Miraval Group

Miraval Group is a global leader of luxury resort, spa and wellness destinations. Its flagship property, Miraval Resort & Spa near Tucson, Arizona, pioneered the destination wellness luxury spa resort category with its comprehensive program of activities, experiences and personal treatments.

The resort consistently is recognized by the most respected voices in luxury travel and wellness, including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and Zagat.