DES MOINES, Iowa. October 8, 2018— LCS announced today that Monica Friedman was hired as senior vice president and chief human resources officer, reporting to Joel Nelson, president and CEO. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of human resources for Nationwide and joins LCS on November 12, 2018.
“We believe Monica’s in-depth experience working with large-scale companies, combined with her strategic and business skill set fits perfectly with our company’s current needs and future growth plans,” says Joel Nelson, president and CEO. “LCS has a strong leadership within our human resources department and together, they are accountable for leading 23,000 employees across 32 states that serve 34,000 seniors.”
Friedman brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to LCS. As a senior executive with Nationwide, she was responsible for developing and implementing companywide recruitment and talent development strategies, creating organizational structures that supported long-term strategic goals, and providing HR guidance and counsel to senior leaders.
“LCS is a high performing organization where success is driven by a strong culture and values,” says Friedman. “I am pleased to be joining a team where employees make a positive difference for the seniors they serve every day.”
Friedman serves on the boards of United Way of Central Iowa, Mercy Hospital Des Moines, and Business Education Alliance. She is a past honoree for the Des Moines Business Record’s Women of Influence and served as an appointee to the Governor’s Regional Workforce Investment Board. Friedman holds a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in industrial relations human resources from The University of Iowa.
Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and established in 1971, LCS is a leading provider of high-quality senior lifestyle products and services. The LCS Family of Companies focus on development, operations management, marketing and sales management, and strategic planning for Life Plan Communities, also referred to as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), and rental independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities nationwide. The company also provides a full-service real estate private equity enterprise, insurance, national purchasing consulting services and in-home care. The companies of LCS serve thousands of seniors across the nation. For more information, visit LCSnet.com.