Cindy Baier

President & CEO / Brookdale Senior Living

Lucinda (‘Cindy’) M. Baier has served as Brookdale’s President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board since February 2018, after having served as Brookdale’s Chief Financial Officer since December 2015. In addition to experience as a seasoned Chief Financial Officer in several companies, she has had multi-billion dollar P&L responsibility, served as an executive officer of a Fortune 30 company, been the Chief Executive Officer for a publicly-traded retailer and has served for more than a decade as a Board member of public and private companies, including serving as the Chairman of the Board.
Prior to joining Brookdale, Ms. Baier served as Chief Financial Officer of Navigant Consulting, Inc., a specialized global expert services firm. Additionally, Ms. Baier has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Central Parking System, Inc. and World Kitchen, LLC. Ms. Baier’s experience also includes serving as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Sears, Roebuck and Co.’s Credit and Financial Products business and serving as the Chairman of Sears National Bank. In addition to serving on the board of directors of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC), Ms. Baier also serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Nashville Health Care Council.  In addition, Ms. Baier serves on the Board of Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she serves as the Chairman of the Quality and Safety Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. Ms. Baier is a Certified Public Accountant and is a graduate of Illinois State University, with Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Accounting.