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McKnight's 40 for 40

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Larry Minnix

One might think that an organization with thousands of members and many varied ideologies might require a leader who manages with a stern voice and an iron fist. In the case of LeadingAge, the organization of nonprofit aging services providers chose to go in another direction at the turn of the century, and it couldn’t have been happier.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Paul Willging

Editor’s note: As part of the 40th anniversary of McKnight’s, McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News are recognizing 40 notable newsmakers. Each week, the brands will highlight a new, high-profile leader from the past four decades. Previously published installments of the series are posted here. OBRA ’87, the landmark federal law that greatly…

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McKnight’s 40 for 40: David Schless

The American Seniors Housing Association traces its roots back to the early days of the senior living industry, beginning in 1991 under the auspices of the National Multifamily Housing Council. In 2000, as the senior living industry continued to grow, the group became a separate, independent association. David Schless, ASHA’s president, has led the organization every step of the way.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Arnold Whitman

Arnold Whitman is a towering figure, both figuratively and literally, in the world of skilled nursing and senior living investing. The founder, president and CEO of Formation Capital has become as well-known for his billion-dollar deals as he has for promoting the long-term care sector itself.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Dale Thompson

When pivotal programs are put into place, it becomes easy to forget there was a time without them. Such could be said for AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program, which Dale Thompson was instrumental in starting in the 1990s.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Thomas J. DeRosa

Those hoping to get a sneak peek into the future of senior living might consider studying the playbook of Toledo, OH-based Welltower. The REIT has displayed innovative thinking under Tom DeRosa, who has been CEO since 2014.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Clifton J. Porter II

Clifton J. “Clif” Porter II doesn’t mind comparisons to Jackie Robinson, the great baseball pioneer. Porter doesn’t open with such comparisons or bank on them himself, but he’s not going to chase away anyone implying that he’s a highly valued performer doing groundbreaking work that cannot be confined by racial parameters.

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