Highland Springs Names G. Opal Sullen III as Director of Finance

ALLAS, TX---Highland Springs, the Erickson Living retirement community, announced the hiring of G. Opal Sullen III as the Director of Finance. Mr. Sullen was employed for twenty years by PepsiCo., spending the last fifteen years with Frito-Lay and holding positions in finance, sales, operations and information technology. As the Director of Finance at Highland Springs, Mr. Sullen will be responsible for establishing and maintaining comprehensive financial controls and efficient procedures as well as assisting the leadership team with the opening of the new continuum of care neighborhood. "With construction progressing on our new neighborhood and occupancy at an all-time high, it is an exciting time to welcome Opal to our team at Highland Springs," stated Chris Emmett, Executive Director.  "We look forward to Opal playing a major role in the success of our operations and providing first-class support to residents and employees, just as he has accomplished throughout his career." Mr. Sullen graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.  He holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Marketing from the University of California, Irvine. A resident of Plano, Mr. Sullen volunteers at the Texas Health Presbyterian Plano Hospital in the Emergency Department and serves as a mentor for students at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison. Mr. Sullen is a member of the Dallas Chapter of Financial Executives International. About Highland Springs: Highland Springs, 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.