Chief Operating Officer
With more than 16 years of experience, COO Lisa Ledesma is a proud member of the Canyon Ranch executive team, working alongside an exceptional group of professionals to ensure operational excellence across all properties. Inspired by the many uplifting stories that have been shared by guests and colleagues over the years, Lisa combines her expertise with a renewed passion each day to create some of the world’s most harmonious experiences.
Seton Hall University, BS
Certified Public Accountant
American Heart Association - Fort Worth Chapter, Executive Leadership Team
As Chief Operating Officer, Lisa Ledesma is responsible for leading the daily operations of Canyon Ranch – an award-winning wellness company comprising four world-class resorts, spas and retreats across the country. With help from her team, Lisa works tirelessly to produce an all-inclusive, high-caliber experience that brings wonder and delight as soon as guests step foot on property.
When asked how she is able to operate such magnificent, state-of-the-art facilities, Lisa says, “Teamwork and an organizational culture that is focused around the guest experience. I could not do what I do without my dedicated colleagues and our team’s remarkable ability to listen – whether it’s developing individual, integrative programs with a guest or implementing Ranch-wide systems and processes.” She also believes in the power of continuous evaluation and evolution, constantly encouraging her team to leverage feedback, as well as their highly skilled practitioners’ expertise, new science and other relevant information to inform operational decisions.
Prior to joining Canyon Ranch in 2006, Lisa owned and operated her own tax, financial services and audit consulting practice. She 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.
A certified public accountant and certified compliance and ethics professional, Lisa is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She participates as a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association and Go Red for Women Circle of Red in Fort Worth.
Lisa believes in the power of kindness and living with integrity. She loves to explore national parks, go hiking and camping, and sleep under the stars in her hammock.
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