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Embracing the Continuum: Developing Leaders for the Future

| Gretchen Hutterli

“Embracing the Continuum: Developing Leaders for the Future” is the theme of the 2017 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Health Care Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) Spring Banquet. The event will be held Thursday, April 27 at The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI. See below for schedule of events.

Ed Kenny, chairman and chief executive officer of LSC, will deliver the banquet's keynote address. In this role, he provides both strategic and hands-on leadership to a dynamic organization of 550 employees who serve more than 33,000 residents in 125 communities nationwide.

Under Kenny’s direction, the LCS Family of Companies have grown to become leading providers of high-quality senior lifestyle products and services, and the third-largest senior living management company. He  assumed the top executive position at LCS in 2006. He began his association with the organization in 1979, initially serving as executive director for several communities managed by Life Care Services, an LCS Company.

Currently, Kenny serves as chair for the board of managers for Life Care Companies, and is the chairman of the board of directors of LCS Holdings, Inc. He serves on the boards of Argentum and National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), chairs the public policy committee for Argentum, and is a past chair of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA).  

Kenny holds a Bachelor of Science in health services administration from Providence College.

Prior to dinner, the 13th Annual Practicum Open House will be held starting at 5 pm. Similar to a job or internship fair, the Practicum Open House exposes students to organizations that hire health care administration (HCAD) students as practicum interns and full time employees.

The price for attending the 2017 CHAASE Spring Banquet is $25 per person for UW-Eau Claire students; $50 per person for the parents of HCAD students; and $75 per person for all other guests. RSVP by Friday, April 14 to LaNette Flunker. Please make checks payable to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation/CHAASE.

For more information, contact LaNette Flunker, activities coordinator, UW-Eau Claire CHAASE. She can also be reached by phone at (715) 836-2088.


2017 Spring Banquet
April 27, 2017
The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI

Practicum Open House: 5 pm
Social Hour: 6 pm
Dinner: 7 pm
Program: 7:45 pm