NEWS – Methodist Retirement Communities (MRC) names new President/CEO

March 11, 2020

The Woodlands, Texas – Methodist Retirement Communities names Alan Brown as the President and CEO. Mr. Brown was formerly the Chief Operations Officer for Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo, Mississippi.  Over 253 prospective candidates were sourced and 15 interviews held by CliftonLarsonAllen, a firm that specializes in executive search and recruiting, to assist Methodist Retirement Communities’ volunteer board of directors to fill the vacant role.  Efforts were focused on candidates in positions of leadership within a similar sized organization in the senior living industry.  CliftonLarsonAllen’s Executive Consultant, James Munn commented, “The executive search for MRC’s next President/CEO stands out as one of the strongest benches that we have ever seen.  We feel that this role attracted many strong talents in the industry due to MRC’s reputation and history in the non-profit, senior living Texas market.”

Mr. Brown has over 27 years of experience in the non-profit sector and has a demonstrated career of innovation in senior services.  He led the teams at Methodist Senior Services to successfully open and operate the world’s first Green House home in 2003 adding an additional 18 Green House homes throughout his tenure with the 20th Green House scheduled to open in 2020.  Mr. Brown also worked with his teams to successfully relocate residents during hurricane Katrina and care for them while restoring the campus within 3 months.  During his extensive career, he has worked closely with the board of directors as well as multi-discipline leadership teams to bring vision and growth to the organization.  Prior to his 18-year career with Methodist Senior Services, he held various positions of leadership with Arizona Baptist Retirement Centers in Phoenix and was a licensed Administrator for Baptist Memorials Center in San Angelo.  Additionally, he collected his Administrator in Training at C.C. Young in Dallas during the earliest season of his career.  As a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, he feels that coming back to Texas is returning to his roots.

MRC’s Board Chair, Wayne Haglund had this to say, “We are confident that we have found the next passionate leader for MRC.  Alan Brown has the experience and professional skills that we were looking for, mixed with an unwavering commitment to the Christian values upon which MRC was founded.”  Alan Brown will officially step into his new role on April 13, 2020 and will office at MRC’s Central Support Services office in The Woodlands, Texas.

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