ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Argentum has named John Schulte as vice president of quality improvement.
Argentum, formerly known as the Assisted Living Federation of America, is an Alexandria-based association representing seniors housing owners and operators.
Schulte will support the continued development of the association’s quality initiative. This includes a multi-phased strategy for creating awareness and education, developing standards, guidelines, certification and credentialing for senior living professionals.
Schulte brings more than 25 years of experience managing trade associations and working with volunteer leaders to establish standards and develop targeted professional development programs. Most recently, Schulte worked as the director of accreditation for Sufka & Associates in Washington, D.C. where he helped to restructure and prepare associations for personnel certification accreditation.
Prior to that role, he worked as the executive vice president for the National Environmental Balancing Bureau in Gaithersburg, Md. In that position he oversaw a team responsible for developing standards and personnel certification programs consistent with industry best practices.
Schulte earned a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of New Orleans and has completed continuing education courses and workshops from the American National Standards Institute.