Mark Schottinger Accepts Position as Chief Executive Officer of Burning Tree Programs

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Burning Tree provides long term, residential drug and alcohol rehab treatment, including co-occurring disorders, and offers a relapse prevention curriculum to adults.

Burning Tree Programs is pleased to announce that Mark Schottinger will join the Burning Tree executive team and serve as Chief Executive Officer, beginning August 4, 2008.

Mark brings to Burning Tree over 30 years of executive, clinical and marketing excellence in the field of drug and alcohol treatment and a demonstrated track record of success. He recently completed over a decade of successful leadership at Alina Lodge, a premiere long term rehabilitation center that celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007. As CEO, Mark will oversee all aspects of corporate operations, direction and growth of Burning Tree, now in its tenth year of operation as one of the industry's most innovative and effective treatment centers.

"Burning Tree will benefit greatly from the skills and abilities of an industry leader like Mark," states founder David Elliott. He adds, "For the past year, we have been restructuring, streamlining and improving corporate operations to better serve our clients under the leadership of Acting CEO and Chief Operating Officer, Curt Maddon. With Mark and Curt now leading the wealth of talent at Burning Tree, there's no limit to what we will accomplish."

Mark's talents are abundant and his strengths are in staff development, building management, clinical and marketing teams, and leading drug and alcohol rehab treatment centers to greater market share and unparalleled service to clients. In long term recovery himself for over 30 years, Mark brings his own life experience and wisdom in living sober everyday with the staff and clients he serves. "I am very excited and honored to be at the helm of Burning Tree programs. Their clinical mission and integrity are very substantial and of the highest quality standards in the industry today. We have an outstanding multidisciplinary staff and management team that will continue to provide excellent addiction/dual disorder rehabilitation services for clients and their families in the national and local regions we serve."

In the area of staff development, Mark will be working very closely with Curt Maddon, COO, who will remain responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. "To work with a person of Mark's caliber is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I am excited at the possibilities this presents for both Burning Tree and myself. I am absolutely certain he will take us to the next level and beyond," said Maddon.

Burning Tree Programs has two drug and alcohol rehab treatment facilities located in Texas and is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The admissions department may be reached at (866) 287-2877.

Bethany R. Lutz
Director of Admissions
Burning Tree Programs


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