2018 Chicago Summit

May 3, 2018
8 am to 12:30 pm
University Club of Chicago
76 East Monroe
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Senior Housing News (SHN) is proud to announce and host the 2018 Summer Senior Housing News Summit in Chicago, Illinois. The SHN Summit brings leading industry executives to provide insight into the most current trends and topics for senior living operators ranging from technology, real estate development, operations and human capital management. The event will provide not only learning opportunities but a chance to network with over 200 senior living executives from the region and across the country.

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7:15 – 8:30am

Networking & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:15am

Panel 1: Top 5 Technology Trends in 2018 For Senior Living

Investing in technology infrastructure is critical from both a resident experience and a clinical delivery standpoint. Hear from leading technology executives from national senior living operators on how they are building out their infrastructure to support the rising demands of residents.

CDW Healthcare

Moderated by Ginna Baik, Senior Care Practice Leader, CDW Healthcare

Moulay Elalamy, Vice President of Information Technology, Benchmark Senior Living
Marc Gaber, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, LCS 
Kory Nadeau, Chief Security Officer and Head of IT Infrastructure, Presbyterian Homes & Services

9:30 – 10:15am

Panel 2: Mitigating Your Risk – 5 Critical Steps To A Successful Senior Living Development Project

The senior living industry is attracting new developers rapidly as it is one of the fastest growing real estate sectors in today’s economy. As new inventory comes to market, owners, operators and developers need to take steps to mitigate their development risk throughout the entire process. This panel will discuss the planning and process to ensure that both existing developers and new entrants deliver projects on-time and on-budget.

Plante Moran Living Forward

Moderated by Dana Wollschlager, Principal, Plante Moran Living Forward

Joe Hassel, Principal, Perkins Eastman
Brian Goodwin, LEED AP Senior Preconstruction Manager Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Brian Pangle, President and CEO, Retirement Communities

10:30 – 11:15am

Panel 3: Workforce Strategies in a Full-Employment Economy

Senior living operators continue to struggle with workforce shortages across the country in both small and large markets. The competition for talent is intense and turnover rates are higher than ever. The speakers on this panel will look at how leading operators are effectively investing in programs to attract, develop and retain employees.


Dan D. Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Koelsch Communities
Todd Spittal, Co-Founder & President, Provision Living
Pierre Verger, Chief Operating Officer, Heritage Senior Living, LLC

11:15 – 11:30am

Networking Break

11:30 – 12:15pm

Panel 4: C-Suite Roundtable: The Entrepreneurial Spirit In Senior Living

Our C-Suite panel features experienced operators from three growing senior living organizations. This panel discussion will tap into the collective wisdom of these thought leaders as they discuss ways to galvanize organizational change and become champions in their organizations. Part of the discussion will delve into the entrepreneurial backgrounds of these individuals and their organizations to talk about their journey in senior living and where the industry is headed next.

Moderated by John Yedinak, President, Aging Media

Wendy Nowokunski, President, Northbridge Cos.
Todd Novaczek, CEO, New Perspective Senior Living
Jerry Finis, CEO, Pathway Senior Living

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