Des Moines, IA – July 23, 2009 – E. LaVerne Epp and Robert C. Kehm, both of Kansas, have been elected to the Board of Directors of Life Care Retirement Communities, Inc., headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mr. Epp is chair and president of LawrenceDouglas County Biosciences Authority in Lawrence, Kansas. Previously, Mr. Epp was president of Bethel College and founding principal and CEO of Retirement Management Company. He has a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Nebraska and is a member of the Kansas Bar Association.
Before his retirement, Mr. Kehm was a partner with KPMG and prior to 2002, Arthur Andersen. He has a B.S. in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Accounting from the University of Nebraska and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
“We are very fortunate to have two such qualified candidates for our board of directors. Each brings a world of experiences that will continue to steer LCRC as a premier leader in the senior living field.” said Scott M. Harrison, President and CEO. Life Care Retirement Communities, Inc.(LCRC) is a nationally recognized, nonprofit leader providing services to more than 4,500 seniors residing in 11 continuing care retirement communities, Located in seven states; Florida ,Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania; and with over 2,000 employees, LCRC is the seventh largest nonprofit provider in the United States. Founded in 1976, our mission is to create and sustain communities celebrating the lives of seniors.