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NIC Announces Future Leaders Council Class of 2017

Eight new members selected in highly competitive application process

Contact: Biba Aidoo, (410) 267-0504 or

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC) recently announced the members of its Future Leaders Council (FLC) class of 2017.

The FLC was initiated five years ago to provide young, emerging leaders with a unique opportunity to help advance NIC’s mission by contributing to the work of NIC Committees and task forces, develop volunteer leadership skills and form meaningful professional relationships with current NIC leaders.

“Members of the FLC collectively represent the best and the brightest who are committed both to the mission and work of NIC and to advancing the products and services available to meet the housing and care needs of America’s seniors,” said Kramer.

This year, the FLC is focused on three major areas of advancing targeted NIC initiatives, educating new sources of capital about seniors housing and care, and preparing future leaders of NIC.

The FLC is currently participating in the following NIC sponsored initiatives and committees:

  • NIC Research Committee
  • University Internship Program
  • NIC Investment Guide Update
  • Financial Benchmarking Initiative
  • Skilled Nursing Data Initiative
  • Debt-lender Survey Initiative
  • National Conference Planning Committee Support
  • Regional Conference Planning Committee

In addition, the FLC has developed its own Idea Lab through which each year FLC members develop and propose to NIC leadership a new initiative to further advance NIC’s mission.

Each of the 26 FLC members, selected through a highly competitive application process, are comprised of professionals from some of the leading companies in the seniors housing and care and finance sectors. Members serve three-year terms and meet as a group quarterly to discuss NIC-sponsored initiatives and programs.

Members must have between five and ten years of relevant work experience. They are nominated by senior level executives within their respective companies and are required to complete a detailed application and participate in an interview as requested by the FLC Oversight Committee.

The 2017 class includes:

  • Matthew Buchanan
    Director of Finance, Legend Senior Living
  • Lisa Erdelyi
    Senior Underwriter, Housing & Healthcare Finance, LLC
  • Benjamin Firestone
    Founder and Managing Director, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate
  • David Hecht
    Vice President of Acquisitions Group, Formation Capital
  • Chris Kronenberger
    Director, Prudential Real Estate Investor
  • Andy McLean
    Director of Program Development, New Perspective Senior Living
  • Susannah Myerson
    Vice President Research & Applied Strategies, Pro Matura Group, LLC
  • Morgin Sherwood
    Vice President, Key Bank

About NIC
The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to advance the accessibility and quality of housing and care for America’s elders. Proceeds from our events are used to fund research, education, and increased transparency that facilitate leadership development, quality outcomes, and informed investment decisions with respect to seniors housing and care. NIC’s NIC MAP® Data & Analysis Service tracks more than 13,000 properties on a quarterly basis within the 99 largest U.S. metropolitan markets. For more information, visit or call 410-267-0504.

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