Kim not only brings a proven track record for enhancing profit and revenue growth, but he also has an intimate understanding of the continuing care environment.
Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) February 10, 2012
After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, John Knox Village, a continuing care retirement community in Lee’s Summit, Mo., has hired Richard Kim Klockenga as vice president and chief financial officer. A seasoned continuing care facility executive with nearly 15 years of senior healthcare leadership experience, Klockenga will assume his new duties at John Knox Village on April 30.
“Kim not only brings a proven track record for enhancing profit and revenue growth, but he also has an intimate understanding of the continuing care environment,” said Daniel Rexroth, chief executive officer, John Knox Village. “We’re confident in his ability to ensure the long-term financial strength of the Village.”
Prior to joining John Knox Village, Klockenga was vice president and CFO of Friendship Village of Schaumburg in Schaumburg, Ill., where he led the financial and information technology functions for the organization’s parent facility and four subsidiaries. He also served as vice president and CFO of Woodstock Christian Life Services in Woodstock, Ill.
“John Knox Village was seeking an accomplished financial leader with a ‘big picture’ perspective, an operational focus and finely honed strategic planning skills. Kim was a perfect fit,” according to Dr. Kathy Noland, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith, the leadership solutions firm who conducted the nationwide CFO search for John Knox Village.
Klockenga earned a master’s degree in business administration at Lake Forest University’s Graduate School of Management in Schaumburg and a bachelor’s degree in accounting at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.
About John Knox Village:
John Knox Village is one of the largest continuing care retirement communities in the nation. It is a not-for-profit organization, run by a nine-member volunteer board of directors. The mission is to enrich the lives of older adults through community living. Founded in 1970, John Knox Village is located on 450 acres in Lee’s Summit, Mo., with home health offices in Overland Park, Kan., and hospice offices in Lexington, Mo. Each year, the Village serves about 2,000 residents on its campus and about 3,000 community members who live throughout the greater Kansas City area. John Knox Village is accredited by CARF-CCAC, the international accreditation body for continuing care retirement communities. For more information, visit http://www.jkv.org.
About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers. B. E. Smith’s comprehensive suite of services includes Interim Healthcare Leadership, Permanent Executive Placements and Consulting Solutions. The company is comprised of veteran healthcare leaders who partner with each client to create solutions that uniquely fit their needs. B. E. Smith, the No. 1-ranked executive search firm by Modern Healthcare, maintains one of the largest databases of skilled healthcare leadership and interim executive candidates in the industry and recently placed more than 600 total leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.BESmith.com or call 877-802-4593.