Michael G. Tompkins has joined forces with Hutchinson Consulting as executive recruiter. For more than fifteen years, Tompkins has been a friend and professional colleague of founder, Lori Hutchinson, who passed away earlier this year. Together, they served on the ISPA board of directors and collaborated on staffing assignments for Miraval Resorts. “One of Lori's closest friends in the spa world was Michael Tompkins, and in the weeks before she died, the two of them started talking about the possibility of him joining Hutchinson Consulting,” says Bill Hutchinson. “So this is a wonderful fit for us—a good business move as well as a friendship. It just feels right.”
For more than two decades, Tompkins has led celebrated teams in the luxury hospitality, wellness, and spa industries, which has enhanced his understanding of operations and staff management. He has previous experience and understanding of operations, sales, marketing, food and beverage, and finding excellent managers for challenging positions. Most recently, Tompkins served as chairman of the International Spa Association (ISPA) and is the former CEO of Miraval Resorts, Hilton Head Health, and PALM Health, as well as vice president of hotel and spa operations at Skana Spa at Turning Stone Resort Casino (Verona, NY) and executive at Canyon Ranch Health Resorts.