Florida’s Executive Director Margie Longstreth Receives National Senior Living Community Leadership Award
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) presented Margie Longstreth, Executive Director of Five Star Premier Residences of Hollywood, FL with the ALFA 2013 Senior Living Community Leadership Award.
Margie was recognized during the 2013 ALFA Conference & Expo in Charlotte, N.C. on May 7.
“Executive Directors lead community teams each day in a fundamental mission to champion quality of life for the residents they serve,” said Richard P. Grimes, president and CEO of ALFA. “Margie is a true team builder, bringing cohesion and collaboration to a diverse staff that serves the many needs of residents. Her nomination reflected on the many skills needed to lead a community and ensure quality service and high business performance. Margie is an ideal role model for current and future leaders seeking to grow their engagement in senior living.”
Longstreth serves as executive director at Five Star Premier Residences, a senior living community located in Hollywood, Fla. and operated by Newton-Mass. based Five Star Senior Living. The Premier Residences community serves 400 residents and employs 200 staff members. Longstreth started at Premier Residences as a sales director for three years, before becoming an executive director at a sister community. She returned to Premier Residences of Hollywood two years ago to serve in the leadership role.
The Executive Director is mission critical for operators of senior living communities. Executive Directors are managers of resources and define the tone of a community and its relationships with residents, families and the surrounding neighborhood. They need to have a diverse skill set, high emotional intelligence, passion, empathy and solid business acumen that exceed what site-specific executives need to have in many other business sectors.
For more information about these and other ALFA awards, please visit alfa.org/awards.