Senior Lifestyle Exec Adam Kaplan Resigns in Latest Leadership Changes

Adam Kaplan, a long-time executive with Senior Lifestyle Corporation and son of co-founder and Chairman Bill Kaplan, has resigned as senior vice president of business and organizational development to pursue other interests. 

“It has been an honor to be a part of such a fast growing and resident-centric company as Senior Lifestyle and also to have had the opportunity to work closely with a fantastic and highly engaged team,” said Adam Kaplan in a statement released Friday. “Senior Lifestyle is a great organization with a bright future, and this is the right move for me at this time.”

Chicago-based Senior Lifestyle operates more than 170 communities in 27 states, offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. Adam Kaplan joined the company in 2007, transitioning from Merrill Lynch Capital. His leadership has been particularly instrumental in the realms of talent development, team work, and continuous culture improvement, the company noted in its press release announcing his resignation. 


Adam Kaplan also has been part of the movement to bring practices from the hospitality industry to senior living, including in attracting and developing talent. He has a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Cornell University. He also was senior vice president of marketing when Senior Lifestyle rebranded in 2013.

“Adam played an invaluable role in helping us build and expand our business while always keeping team culture and resident care our top priority,” Bill Kaplan stated. “As his father, I support his decision to pursue other interests at this time.”

Dina Kelly has been promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing, the company also announced Friday. The move is part of a contemplated restructuring of the sales and marketing department. Kelly joined Senior Lifestyle in 2012.


“The senior housing industry has evolved significantly in recent years and Dina has done a great job of driving growth for Senior Lifestyle since she joined the company,” President and CEO Jon DeLuca stated.

In another recent change in Senior Lifestyle’s top leadership, Lisa Fordyce stepped into the COO role.

Written by Tim Mullaney

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