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Burning Tree appoints Curt G. Maddon to CEO

October 7, 2010
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Kaufman, TX — Burning Tree Programs, www.burningtree.com, a licensed long term drug and alcohol treatment center specializing in a proven 12-Step relapse prevention curriculum, announces that Mark Schottinger, Managing Director/CEO of Burning Tree Programs has resigned his position, effective October 1, 2010. Mark plans to return to the Northeast to spend more time with his family and pursue new career opportunities in that region.

We would like to thank Mark for his many contributions to Burning Tree, among them his major advancement of our national marketplace. We wish him well in his future endeavors.

Chief Operating Officer Curt G. Maddon has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Curt has been on the Burning Tree team since 2006, initially as a marketing/admissions consultant, and then as COO from August of 2007 to present. His experience in the addiction treatment field dates back to 2003, in a model very similar to Burning Tree. In recovery for nearly ten years, Curt brings to Burning Tree an intense passion for our unique type of long term 12-Step approach to treatment, as well as his own valuable personal experience as a chronic relapser.

As always, Curt will remain very close to the firing line of long term treatment operations, participating in treatment team meetings and several groups per week at the Ranch and Lodge facilities, as well as teaching special topics groups and lectures. “I got into this field against my will,” Curt jokes, “but apparently God had other plans, because what I found was a perfect outlet for my passion of helping others, and I’ve never once regretted the career change.”

Curt assumed his post on October 1 and will continue to office at Burning Tree Recovery Ranch in Kaufman, and as always, will divide his time between the two facilities, as well as marketing events nationally.

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