Speaker: Mia Kyricos, MMH ’03, President and Founder

Kyricos & Associates

Where: Statler Auditorium

Kyricos & Associates (K&A) is a boutique advisory firm providing strategic guidance to wellness-driven hospitality, tourism and lifestyle companies on a global scale. With over 20 years of experience, Mia Kyricos is a globally-respected business leader and a frequent speaker and contributing writer to hospitality and wellness-related publications and associations. Her work and expertise has been featured in popular business and trade publications including The New York Times, CNN, Smart Money, The Skift Report, Real Simple, Hotel Business, Travel Weekly, Lodging, Spa Business, Spa China, Market Watch, Healing Arts and more.

Prior to founding Kyricos & Associates, Ms. Kyricos was the chief brand officer of Spafinder Wellness Inc., the world’s largest marketing, gifting, and incentives company for the wellness industry. She was also the vice president of Core Performance, the workplace wellness division of EXOS, and director of global spa brands for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.

Ms. Kyricos holds a Masters of Management in Hospitality (MMH) from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Wheaton College. She sits on the boards of the Global Wellness Summit and the University of California Irvine Spa Management & Hospitality Certificate Program, is Chair of the Wellness Communities Initiative for the Global Wellness Institute, and serves as a US Ambassador for Global Wellness Day.