Oak Crest Hires Chris Giesler as New Sales and Marketing Director

PARKVILLE, MD---Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Baltimore, announced the hiring of Chris Giesler as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. In this leadership position, Giesler will be responsible for day-to-day supervision of the community sales operation.  Opened in 1995, the 90-acre campus in Parkville is managed and developed by Baltimore-based Erickson Living and features world-class amenities and comprehensive health and wellness services.  The current occupancy rate is 97 percent, well above the industry average. Tom Neubauer, Executive Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Erickson Living, stated:  "Chris brings a wealth of proven customer service and sales achievement that will assist our future residents in experiencing the Erickson lifestyle.  His extensive knowledge of the Baltimore market will also enhance our strategic initiatives in 2012 and beyond.  We are very proud to welcome Chris to our team." Giesler volunteers his time with Young Life ministries in Baltimore.  Prior to joining Oak Crest, he served as Director of Site Development for Site Link Wireless in Columbia. A resident of Cockeysville with his wife and three children, Giesler earned his bachelor's degree in business from James Madison University. About Oak Crest: Oak Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  For more information, please visit www.ericksonliving.com.