Movers And Shakers: People and Positions For Week of March 12, 2010

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Tom Rios Named Executive Director at Splendido

Tom Rios has been promoted to Executive Director of Splendido, the upscale continuing care retirement community in Tucson. Most recently, he had been Splendido’s director of accounting.  Rios will work with managers and staff to further define Splendido’s mission and strategic goals and to oversee all operations.  He has been with Splendido since 2006 and was one of the lead executives who helped open the community to the public that year.


“We look forward to Tom serving as Splendido’s Executive Director,” said David Kane, Vice President of Senior Living at Mather LifeWays, one of Splendido’s two operating partners. “Not only does Tom know the community well, but he is also an inspirational leader who understands and embraces our core philosophy of creating ways for older adults to age well.”

Rios brings more than 15 years of financial and management expertise to his new role at Splendido. As a controller at Tucson Newspapers, he was responsible for preparing and analyzing financial reports and statements for the newspaper publisher. He has also held senior accounting positions at maintenance services organization Fluor Corporation.
Rios received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Arizona. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

The Buckingham Names Wayne Webb Executive Chef

The Buckingham senior living community has named Wayne Webb as executive chef. The announcement was made by Julie Fenske, executive director of The Buckingham.


Webb brings a mastery of diverse cuisine and more than 20 years of experience in the food services industry to his new position. Prior to joining The Buckingham, Webb served three years as executive chef for an area senior living community.

“With years of experience as a chef for upscale restaurants and hotels, Wayne understands the dynamics of creating world-class meals,” said Tony Bejko, director of dining services at The Buckingham.  “In addition, his wide knowledge of Asian, French, Italian, Creole, American Bounty and Southern cuisines will surely bring a distinct menu to The Buckingham.”

Thomas Wright Joins Springpoint Senior Living As Executive Director of Stonebridge at Montgomery

Springpoint Senior Living has welcomed Thomas W. Wright as executive director of  Stonebridge at Montgomery, a senior living community in Skillman, NJ.  Mr. Wright’s responsibilities will include overseeing Stonebridge’s daily operations as well as the services provided to the community’s 249 residents. Additionally, he will provide leadership to a team of 200 employees.

Mr. Wright comes to Springpoint with more than 20 years of managing quality services and care for older adults. Most recently, he served as senior vice president of management and organizational development for RLS Management of Hartford, CT. Prior to that, he worked for Sunrise Senior Living in the northeast as a regional executive director and training specialist.

“Thom’s years of experience, strategic vision and his commitment to high quality senior living make him a great fit for the Stonebridge community,” said Anthony A. Argondizza, Vice President of Operations for Springpoint Senior Living, Stonebridge’s parent company. “His record of service and achievement will be an invaluable asset to our residents and staff.”

Mr. Wright holds an MBA in healthcare administration from Western New England College. He earned his BA in classics and Italian language from Boston University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in organizational management.