Methodist Retirement Communities (MRC) Names New President/CEO
The Woodlands, Texas – Methodist Retirement Communities names Alan Brown the President and CEO. Brown was formerly the Chief Operations Officer for Methodist Senior Services in Tupelo, Mississippi. Over 253 prospective candidates were sourced and 15 interviews held by Clifton Larson Allen, a firm that specializes in executive search and recruiting, to assist Methodist Retirement Communities’ volunteer board of directors fill the vacant role.
Efforts were focused on candidates in positions of leadership within a similar sized organization in the senior living industry. Clifton Larson Allen’s Executive Consultant, James Munn commented, “The executive search for MRC’s next President/CEO stands out as one of the strongest benches that we have ever seen. We feel that this role attracted many strong talents in the industry due to MRC’s reputation and history in the non-profit, senior living Texas market.”
Brown has over 27 years of experience in the non-profit sector and has a demonstrated career of innovation in senior services. Brown led the teams at Methodist Senior Services to successfully open and operate the world’s first Green House home in 2003 adding an additional 18 Green House homes throughout his tenure with the 20th Green House scheduled to open in 2020. Brown also worked with his teams to successfully relocate residents during hurricane Katrina and care for them while restoring the campus within 3 months. During his extensive career he has worked closely with the board of directors as well as multi-discipline leadership teams to bring vision and growth to the organization.
Prior to his 18 year career with Methodist Senior Services, he held various positions of leadership with Arizona Baptist Retirement Centers in Phoenix and was a licensed Administrator for Baptist Memorials Center in San Angelo. Additionally, he collected his Administrator in Training at C.C. Young in Dallas during the earliest season of his career. As a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Brown feels that coming back to Texas is returning to his roots.
MRC’s Board Chair, Wayne Haglund had this to say, “We are confident that we have found the next passionate leader for MRC. Alan Brown has the experience and professional skills that we were looking for mixed with an unwavering commitment to the Christian values that MRC was founded on.”Brown will officially step into his new role in April of 2020 and will office at MRC’s Central Support Services office in The Woodlands.
Methodist Retirement Communities is a not-for-profit service ministry providing senior housing and health care services in Texas for more than 55 years. Though it derives its name from a Covenant of Connection agreement that honors its heritage with the Texas Annual Conference of United Methodists, MRC communities welcome residents of all faiths, without regard to race, color or national origin.
MRC owns and operates communities throughout Texas, including in Bryan, College Station, Corpus Christi, Huntsville, Lufkin, Texarkana, La Porte, League City, and soon in Fort Worth. Most campuses are full-service retirement communities that provide a wide array of housing and service options for seniors. Additionally, MRC offers five HUD-subsidized senior apartment communities in two locations as another key component of its service ministry. Additional information about MRC is available at mrcaff.org.