Rob Gehman, Director of Finance, Receives Inaugural Erickson Living Leadership Award

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - NOVEMBER 17, 2011 - Rob Gehman, Director of Finance at Erickson Living's Corporate Office in Baltimore, Maryland, received the inaugural Erickson Living Leadership Award for 2011. The recognition was presented to Mr. Gehman during the company's annual meeting in Baltimore, MD on November 15th. Erickson Living launched an annual award to recognize director-level employees who distinguish themselves with regard to the Erickson Living Mission and continually demonstrate a commitment to the Erickson Living Experience Values.  Those values include respect and caring, diversity, friendliness and enthusiasm, integrity, responsibility, excellence and teamwork. Rob is a "great leader who not only inspires others to achieve success, but continually works with his team to ensure they are on the path to meeting their objectives," according to Yonathan Hailemichael, who nominated Rob.  Company President Bill Butz, addressing the 2011 Leadership Forum, called Rob "a tireless worker who leads by example and has positively influenced people well beyond his department." Of note in Mr. Gehman's nomination is his unwavering commitment to building successful internal and external partnerships, as well as ongoing promotion of a team culture that truly embraces Erickson Living's values. Mr. Gehman has served at Erickson Living since February 2010.  A resident of Timonium, Maryland, he is a graduate of Towson University (BA) and Loyola University of Maryland (MSF). Nominations for the Erickson Living Leadership Award were submitted by employees from across the enterprise, extending from Massachusetts to Colorado.  The nominations and testimonial videos of finalists were forwarded to Erickson Living's Corporate Executive Team (CET) to choose the 2011 Leadership Award winner. About Erickson Living:  Has been based in Baltimore County, Maryland, since 1983.  The company's core business is developing and managing retirement communities. The Erickson Living network currently comprises 16 campuses in Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia, which together are home to more than 22,000 people and employ more than 12,000.  For middle-income people, the Erickson Living lifestyle offers unparalleled opportunities and is the best financial and health decision people 62-plus can make.  Further information regarding Erickson Living is available at:www.ericksonliving.com.