TUCSON, Ariz. — Watermark Retirement Communities has named Andrea Ellen as managing director of new project development. Ellen will oversee operations and branding for communities Watermark is developing and building through its strategic growth plan.
Ellen previously served as vice president, marketing and communications for Maplewood Senior Living and chief branding officer for Inspir. Her career spans two decades of executive leadership in the luxury seniors housing, hospitality and healthcare industries.
Among the communities Watermark is currently developing is The Watermark at Westwood Village, located in a 14-floor former UCLA dormitory. The company is also developing The Watermark at Brooklyn Heights in New York City, with views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.
Based in Tucson, Watermark operates over 50 seniors housing communities across the United States.