Senior Star Operating Under New CEO

Senior Star

Senior housing owner and operator Senior Star has been operating under a new CEO and leadership structure since August.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company, which owns and operates 14 senior housing communities in six states, promoted Anja M. Rogers to the role on Aug. 25, according to a press release provided Wednesday to Senior Housing News. Rogers, a 34-year veteran of the company, most recently served as Senior Star’s COO.


Rogers will guide the company’s strategic direction and organizational support moving forward, the company said.

“Anja has been the major architect of our company culture, and she thoroughly understands this business, its fundamentals, and the strategies and tactics required for success,” Senior Star co-founder William Thomas said in a statement.

Fellow co-founder Robert Thomas added in a statement: “Her seniors housing knowledge and experience make Anja the ideal person to lead Senior Star through a successful leadership and organizational transition.”


Senior Star also announced a restructuring of its corporate office staff:

  • Matt Clifton, who has served as senior vice president and CFO for five years, assumed more responsibility for acquisitions, development and information technology.
  • Letitia Jackson was promoted to senior vice president with responsibility for innovation and programming, marketing outreach initiatives, and fortifying company culture. Jackson is a Senior Star veteran of 20 years and most recently served as its vice president of corporate engagement.
  • John Dornblaser, a senior vice president who has been with Senior Star for 18 years, assumed more responsibility for human resources, risk management and legal functions.

Senior Star also eliminated two positions as part of the restructuring: senior vice president/operations and senior vice president/general counsel.

Written by Tim Regan

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