, one of the nation's largestcontinuing care retirement community (CCRC) organizations,recently announced the promotions of three individuals to key leadership positions within the company. ACTS Retirement-Life Communities
"At ACTS, we believe it is important to invest in our people and encourage leadership development," said Mark Vanderbeck, ACTS Chief Executive Officer. "These promotions speak volumes to the hard work and dedication that each of these individuals has shown in helping to create the dynamic senior living organization ACTS has become. Their experience and commitment to our mission will continue to serve ACTS well as we strive for excellence in the retirement-life services we provide to seniors."
Karen I. Christiansen has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Christiansen has served ACTS for the past 18 years in a variety of financial positions, most recently as Senior Vice President of Financial Services. In addition to her increased financial responsibilities, she will directly oversee the corporate areas of Information Technology, Procurement and Risk Management.
Charles W. Coxson, III, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Community Operations. Mr. Coxson has served ACTS for over 16 years in a variety of operational roles, including Executive Director at multiple ACTS communities and most recently as Vice President of the Florida Region. In his new role, he will be responsible for all aspects of community operations at ACTS' 23 community locations throughout the east coast.
Jefferson D. Kaighn has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs & Organizational Development. Mr. Kaighn has served ACTS for over 19 years in a variety of operational roles, including Executive Director at multiple ACTS communities and most recently as Vice President of the Pennsylvania Region. In his new role, he will oversee the areas of social accountability, public policy and advocacy, and new business development.
Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, Inc., is one of the nation's premier not-for-profit senior living organizations serving approximately 8,500 seniors and employing 6,200 people. ACTS currently owns and manages 23 continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) located in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. The ACTS communities provide a full range of senior housing and services including independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing care on the same campus to accommodate a variety of retirement lifestyle needs. Website: ACTSretirement.org.