Innovative Seattle Agency Expands Consulting Division to Meet the Needs of Senior-Living Clients

With the advent of the Silver Tsunami, senior living professionals are facing increasing challenges in the booming senior housing sector. Award-winning Seattle agency 3rdThird has added a new consulting practice to serve the needs of this fast-growing market.

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Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014

3rdThird announces an expansion of their consulting division in order to meet the growing needs of their senior living clients. With the advent of the Silver Tsunami, senior living professionals are facing increasing challenges in the booming senior housing sector. Rapid community expansion and an influx of staff members new to the senior market have created a need for senior living expertise, from the C-level to the community staff. 3rdThird has brought in seasoned senior living consultants to meet the need.

3rdThird was formed by marketing specialists and senior living professionals to provide full-service marketing and sales support services to senior living communities and organizations. The existing suite of services includes marketing, media, branding, and market research. The addition of three former senior housing executives to the consulting team means 3rdThird will now be able to provide consulting services, including sales, marketing, operations, policies and procedures, resident services, and new business development, plus training programs in each of these areas.

Introducing Our Newest Consultants and Training Instructors

DeAnne Clune – Sales and Marketing Specialist, Senior Living Consultant

DeAnne has worked in corporate and regional sales and marketing positions for well-known operators such as Leisure Care, Emeritus, and Merrill Gardens since 1999. For the past four years as an industry consultant, she has worked with non-profit senior living organizations and developers of new and emerging concepts in affordable and lifestyle communities. She dedicates her time as a strategist, coach, and mentor to all types of senior living communities, helping organizations identify and promote their unique brand promise and developing strategies for successful lease-up of new communities and turn-around of occupancy-challenged communities.

Contact DeAnne at DeanneC (at) 3rdThirdConsulting (dot) com

Cecil Rinker – Operations and Development Specialist, Senior Living Consultant

Cecil’s senior living experience and hospitality background has helped shape his philosophy of customer centricity when developing and implementing new concepts in senior living. He has a passion for developing team members, instilling a resident service focus, and enhancing the bottom line. His senior living career began in 1996 as a dining room manager, which was followed by community manager; soon after, Cecil moved to senior leadership positions in operations, resident services, and new business development. He spent 16 years with Leisure Care, a highly regarded management company known for its high standards and innovative culture. Most recently, he helped a development company establish operating procedures for a new brand of 55+ communities, opening in several western states.

Contact Cecil at CecilR (at) 3rdThirdConsulting (dot) com

Sydney Musick – Compliance Specialist, Senior Living Consultant

Sydney has a 23-year history in the senior living sector and an even longer career in policies and procedures development. While working for senior living management company Leisure Care, Sydney was responsible for the creation of state-specific policies and procedures to support communities regarding staff orientation and training, food services, resident services, and assisted living. She also played a critical role in the onboarding of new communities to the portfolio. Her expansive knowledge and attention to detail makes her an invaluable resource to senior living operators throughout the U.S.

Contact Sydney at SydneyM (at) 3rdThirdConsulting (dot) com