The Goodman Group Promotes Shane Goodman, Matthew Kern to New Executive Positions

by Jeff Shaw

CHASKA, Minn. — The Goodman Group has promoted Matthew Kern to national director of operations of the senior living and health care division of Goodman Group. The company also promoted Shane Goodman to chief investment officer and president of JBG Design & Development.

JBG Design & Development is an architectural, development and interior design services company, established by The Goodman Group 40 years ago. The Goodman Group is a seniors housing operator based in the Minneapolis suburb of Chaska.

Shane Goodman is the son of former chairman John B. Goodman, who led the company since 1976 and passed away March 20 from complications following a heart attack.

Shane Goodman has been involved in The Goodman Group’s business initiatives since an early age, even working at the Goodman family restaurant as a child. Most recently, Shane was the CEO owner of a longstanding flatbed trucking company. At The Goodman Group, he was instrumental in launching its home healthcare agency based in Florida.

Shane Goodman has a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, policy and management from the University of Minnesota and holds a Minnesota Real Estate License.

In his new position, Kern will head operations for The Goodman Group’s 33 senior living and healthcare communities and two home health care agencies.

Kern previously served for 10 years as regional director of operations for The Goodman Group. He oversaw 10 properties and two certified home healthcare agencies with 1,200 residents and 1,500 employees.

Prior to The Goodman Group, Kern was the senior executive director of a healthcare company based in Minneapolis. He was also the executive director of an assisted living facility and managed home health care services.

Kern has an MBA from University of Phoenix. He is certified in long-term care administration from the University of Minnesota. He is a licensed nursing home administrator in Arizona, Minnesota and Oregon. He also serves on the Care Providers of Minnesota board of directors, service corporation board, and health care reform committee.

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