Essex Communities Promotes Frankie Pane to President, Michael McGillick to CEO

OMAHA, Neb. — Essex Communities, an Omaha-based seniors housing design, development, construction, acquisitions, financing, marketing and property management specialist, has promoted Frankie Pane to president and chief operating officer and Michael McGillick to chief executive officer.

Pane has been with Essex since 2003 and has experience leading the development of new communities, acquisition of existing communities and operations of 30 current and former Essex-managed communities. In his new role, Pane will continue high-level oversight while providing strategic direction to collaboratively secure growth, enhance corporate services and improve efficiencies throughout the organization.

“In 2003 I accepted a temporary position with Essex as an out-bound telemarketer calling prospective residents, and over the past 18 years I’ve held many positions across a variety of departments in the same great organization who took a chance on me years ago,” says Pane.

In his 20 years with Essex, McGillick has worked in the construction division, leading development of numerous age-restricted communities throughout a six-state area in the Midwest. In his new role, he will provide oversight of the Essex team as it develops, constructs, markets and manages its age-restricted community portfolio.

“I spent most of my career in commercial construction as both an employee and business owner, and then joined Essex in 2001 as director of construction and eventually becoming president in 2017,” says McGillick.