After serving since 2017 as CEO and president of Ebenezer Senior Living and Fairview Senior Services, Jon Lundberg is set to retire later this year, the companies announced on Wednesday in a joint news release.
Edina, Minnesota-based Ebenezer has over 120 locations across six states, along with a development, management and consulting wing.
Lundberg will retire in September of this year, the release stated. He joined the company in 2007 as chief operating officer before being promoted to president and CEO in 2017. He helped grow the organization during his tenure from fewer than 20 HOA sites to 65 HOA sites under management.
During the course of his career, Lundberg helped push through regulatory changes, with a highlight being new assisted living regulations first issued in 2020, and he saw the organizations through the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under his leadership, Ebenezer’s workforce more than doubled in size from 1,200 employees to over 3,500. In the news release, Lundberg recalled the valuable lessons shared with him by Ebenezer residents.
“They have taught me much and shaped who I am today in many different ways,” Lundberg said in the news release. “Nothing has been more meaningful than seeing the work that our staff perform every day, sometimes at incredible odds. They are the unsung heroes.”
Before joining Ebenezer, Lundberg held several administrative roles with Good Samaritan, Walker Methodist and Minnesota Masonic.
Looking ahead, a nationwide search is underway for a replacement that will help guide the company forward.
In July of last year, Good Samaritan and Ebenezer called off a merger between Sanford Health and Fairview Health Services, and in the summer of 2022, Lundberg spoke about the Edina, Minnesota-based provider expanding senior housing cooperative models.
Lundberg is not the only CEO of a large senior living nonprofit set to retire in 2024. Covenant Living CEO and President Terri Cunliffe will retire from the Skokie, Illinois-based organization this spring.