Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer received her Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Samford University and began her career in accounting as Staff Accountant for a textile manufacturing company. She advanced her career from Staff Accountant to Controller with Behavioral Health Systems, located in Birmingham, AL. Jennifer joined the senior living industry in 2006 as Director of Financial Services for a Brookdale community in Birmingham, Alabama. During her 13 year career with Brookdale she obtained her Healthcare Administrators license and served as Executive Director in Birmingham. In 2012 she relocated to Tennessee where she served as Area Director and was promoted to District Director of Operations overseeing the operations of 14 Central and East Tennessee communities. Most recently, Jennifer served as Regional Human Resources Business Partner supporting the Entrance Fee Division along with 47 rental communities in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.
“Contrary to popular belief the key to creating a team is not better communication, the same vision, cooperation, or good chemistry. The foundation of a good team goes much deeper, the basis for teamwork is genuine respect for what each person brings to the table. A respect that goes beyond stature, gender, race, or economic stature, even beyond ideologies and disagreements, with respect comes all the aforementioned attributes.”
– Doug Cartland
“Many years ago I accepted a financial role in a senior living community having little knowledge of the industry; I quickly knew I had found my calling. I love the complexity of the business and the joy of serving our residents and their families. It is rewarding to see our residents enjoy all that the communities have to offer while their families have peace of mind knowing they are safe and cared for. My goal is to make sure our community leaders and teams have the tools and resources they need to provide the best care for our residents and families.” – Jennifer Speigner