Brookdale Hires Cindy Kent as President of Senior Living

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) has hired longtime healthcare executive Cindy Kent for the newly created position of executive vice president and president of senior living. Kent will join Brookdale in early January and will report to CEO Lucinda Baier.

Kent has held global commercialization roles at 3M, Medtronic and Eli Lilly. Most recently, she served as president and general manager of the 3M Infection Prevention Division and a member of the company’s Executive Conference.

In her prior roles, Kent successfully partnered with key industry stakeholders such as payors, providers and clinicians to provide better patient care and resulting in business growth.

Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and management sciences from Northwestern University, as well as an M.B.A. in marketing and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University.