Co-Founder and Chairman, Senior Lifestyle Corporation
William B. Kaplan is the Chairman of the Board of Senior Lifestyle Corporation. He has been engaged in the seniors housing and development and management business for more than 25 years. Mr. Kaplan and James B. Klutznick co-founded Senior Lifestyle Corporation in 1985 to assist in meeting the increasing demand for quality seniors housing throughout the country. In 1993, with its portfolio growing, Mr. Kaplan launched Senior Suites Chicago Corporation. Developed in cooperation with the City of Chicago’s Mayor’s Office and its various departments, Seniors Suites provides affordable retirement apartments for income qualified residents in various neighborhoods throughout Chicago. Through Mr. Kaplan’s leadership, Senior Lifestyle has grown to be a nationally recognized owner and operator of over 84 communities throughout 19 states. Mr. Kaplan has served on numerous boards and committees and has received several awards, including: President, Meals on Wheels, Chicago; Chairman (2004-2006), Vice Chairman of the American Senior Housing Association (2000 – 2001) and Chairman of the American Seniors Housing Association (2002-2003); Member of the Institute of Real Estate Management, holding their Certified Property Manager Designation; Member of the Board of Directors of Shelby Williams Industries, A New York Stock Exchange Company; President Emeritus and Member of the Executive Board of the Chicago Fund on Aging and Disability; Former Vice Chairman of the Board of the YMCA Lawson House, Chicago’s largest single-room occupancy hotel; Recipient of the City of Chicago’s National Council on Aging’s Distinguished Achievement Award; and Recipient of the City of Chicago’s 2001 Luminary Senior Award and Seniors’ Hall of Fame.