NIC Names Braun as President and CEO as Jurutka Steps Back

Raymond Braun is set to take over as president and CEO of The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC), succeeding current president and CEO Brian Jurutka, the organization announced, on Wednesday.

Braun, a former board member and previous NIC chairperson, most recently was dean of the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business at Bowling Green State University. Braun also previously worked as an attorney and CEO of Cogdell Spencer, Inc. (NYSE: CSA), while also serving as president of a health care real estate investment trust (REIT).

“This is a time of change, challenge and opportunity for housing and health care sectors,” Braun said in the news release. “I look forward to working with many different stakeholders to serve the next generation of older adults in ways that meet their unique needs for housing and care.”


A NIC representative was not available for further comment when reached by Senior Housing News Wednesday.

Jurutka will remain as a senior advisor to NIC. He joined the organization in 2015 and served as president and CEO since 2017. He helped spearhead the organization’s acquisition of Vision LTC and the subsequent launch of the NIC Map Vision data company serving senior housing and care operators.

Current NIC Chairperson Kurt Read said Braun was “well-suited” to guide NIC forward through “unprecedented opportunities to improve the lives of older adults.”


The leadership switch is not the first time this year NIC has had personnel changes. In June, senior living sales enablement firm Sherpa hired former NIC data expert Lana Peck with the goal of broadening the company’s research and analytics services.

In September, the organization released a detailed report on defining the active adult sector, which in the roughly month since has helped to fuel red-hot demand in the product type.

And NIC also issued a report last month that detailed the rising acuity within the AL space, noting that AL residents manage more than 14 chronic health conditions while at a community.

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