Goodman Group Chairman John Goodman Passes Away at 66

by Jeff Shaw

CHASKA, Minn. — John Goodman, an author, speaker and chairman of The Goodman Group, passed away Sunday from complications following a heart attack. He was 66.

Goodman led the company, which his father Sidney founded as Sage Co., since 1976. The Goodman Group develops and manages seniors housing communities, residential communities and commercial properties in 10 states. The company is based in the Minneapolis suburb of Chaska.

Goodman was the author of two books: “The Road to Self: Reflections from a Soulful CEO” and “Moments Matter: Everyday Inspiration from a Soulful CEO.”

“John’s mission was to change how people experience aging and death by resetting the standard of senior care and living,” says Craig Edinger, the company’s chief operating officer. “His philosophy put people at the heart of our company. His ever-advancing insight showed us what’s possible in the quality of care for others. He touched us with the depth of his compassion and his relentless drive to always do more in the service of others.”

In light of Goodman’s death, Edinger has stepped into the executive-in-charge role. No changes are anticipated in the company’s day-to-day business activities. A formal succession plan will be announced at a later date.

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