Women in Senior Living: Mary Leary, President & CEO of Mather LifeWays

From Senior Housing News, 5/8/13.

Mather LifeWay’s president and CEO Mary Leary recently celebrated 10 years with the organization, during which time she has taken it from “one of the industry’s best kept secrets” to an innovative global resource for wellness and aging well, according to her peers.

She’s done so, they say, under a leadership style characterized by creativity, tenacity, level-headedness and fairness.

“Mary is in a category of leadership that is pretty rare: that is, visionary and transformational,” says Larry Minnix, President and CEO of LeadingAge. “She has transformed a well-established organization into a modern and dynamic force for improving the aging experience for subsequent generations of seniors. She is in a league of her own.”

Evanston, Ill.-based Mather LifeWays has four senior care locations in Arizona and Illinois—including two continuing care retirement communities—along with its other aging-related ventures.

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