Gary MilnerExecutive Vice President - Development: At Sea and Adult LivingIn the pioneering tradition of Canyon Ranch®, Gary Milner has been helping extend the brand to new audiences since 1992. Beginning with the brand’s award-winning Canyon Ranch® spa business, Mr. Milner helped to establish the first outpost at The Venetian® in Las Vegas. He also co-developed the Canyon Ranch At Sea® concept, now found aboard Cunard luxury ocean liners, Oceania Cruises® and Regent Seven Seas Cruises®, and on Celebrity Cruises®. Most recently Mr. Milner negotiated the transactions of several forthcoming international Canyon Ranch resort and residential properties. As Executive Vice President – Development; At Sea and Adult Living, Mr. Milner continues the company’s spirit of innovation by extending the brand to new audiences.
Mr. Milner began his career practicing law, joining Canyon Ranch after 16 years in private practice. As a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Mr. Milner continues to act as a legal advisor to various Canyon Ranch business entities. Mr. Milner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Florida International University and a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University Law School.
Lisa LedesmaChief Compliance and Audit OfficerAs Chief Compliance and Audit Officer, Lisa Ledesma ensures that the internal procedures of Canyon Ranch match the standard of excellence set by the guest experience. Ms. Ledesma oversees the internal reporting processes for promoting and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations. This includes formulating and implementing the brand’s Code of Ethics. Functioning as an independent and objective office, she is responsible for the creation and management of the annual audit plan and provides recommendations for effective and efficient operations throughout the organization.
Ms. Ledesma is a self-starter. Prior to joining the team in 2006 she owned and operated her own tax, financial services and audit consulting practice. Ms. Ledesma has also served as a key member of the internal audit team at Tucson Electric Power Company and as an external auditor for Price Waterhouse. Originally from New Jersey, she attended Seton Hall University and graduated magna cum laude.
A certified public accountant and chartered global management accountant, Ms. Ledesma is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, where she currently sits on the board of the Tucson Chapter, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.