New Chair, Members Elected to the Argentum Board of Directors

ALEXANDRIA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Argentum today announced that Loren Shook, Chairman & CEO of
Silverado, based in Irvine, California, was elected as the new Chairman
of the Argentum Board of Directors. Most recently, he served as
Vice Chairman of the Board. Shook officially assumed the Chairman’s
position during the 2016 Argentum
Senior Living Executive Conference
held in Denver, Colorado.

“The most rewarding thing about serving our nation’s seniors is the
opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of residents, their
families, and our employees,” said Shook. “Across senior living we touch
the human spirt, making it particularly important for all of us within
the industry to share ideas and create a vision for the future. I’m
honored to have been selected as Chairman of the Argentum Board of
Directors, and I’m excited for what we can achieve together as we serve
to provide the best quality of life for seniors and influence aging in

Additionally, new members were elected to join the Board: Jack
, CEO, Enlivant; Labeed Diab, COO, Brookdale; Judd
, President, The Arbor Company; Justin Hutchens, CIO &
EVP, HCP; Robert Probst, EVP & CFO, Ventas; Andy Smith,
President & CEO, Brookdale; and Collette Valentine, CEO &
COO, Integral Senior Living.

“We welcome the insights and ideas from these senior living leaders as
we continue to provide industry-leading support to our members and those
they serve,” said Argentum President & CEO James Balda.

Argentum also announced the creation of new committees, represented by
members of the Argentum Board of Directors and individuals appointed
from member organizations: Workforce Development, Quality Improvement,
Operational Excellence, Consumer Choice, Senior Living Public Policy,
PAC and Advocacy Fund, and Legal Affairs.

About Argentum

Since 1990, Argentum has advocated for choice, accessibility,
independence, dignity, and quality of life for all older adults.
Argentum’s programs promote business and operational excellence designed
to foster innovation and entrepreneurism in the field of senior living.
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Sharon Cohen