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Generation Next 2016: Allison Adams

Allison C. Adams

 

Age as of Jan. 1: 33

Title: Regional Director of Sales and Marketing

Company: Kaplan Development Group/Summer Breeze Senior Living

Savannah neighborhood: Georgetown

 

Q: What are your top business growth accomplishments?

A: Summer Breeze Senior Living receiving Best Retirement Community of Savannah 2013, 2014, 2015 runner- up

A: Increasing Summer Breeze’s occupancy from 78 percent to 100 percent within six months

A: Began as marketing director at Summer Breeze, then promoted to executive director and now the company’s regional director

 

Q: What are your top three business awards/accolades?

A: Best of Savannah Award

A: Awarded first place, out of 14 properties, in growth and customer satisfaction with Kaplan Development Group

A: Being selected by Kaplan Development to manage their Southern Region

 

Q: What are your top three philanthropic leadership roles?

A: President of Kiwanis Club of Savannah

A: Alzheimer’s Association

A: Pruitt Health Camp Cocoon

 

Q: How will you do business differently in the coming year or decade?

A: I want to give more positive attention/staff recognition to my unbelievable staff at Summer Breeze Senior Living.

 

Q: What technological or cultural advances are you looking forward to in the coming year or decade?

A: Tele-Health. This web based/mobile platform allows doctors to create and accept referrals and follow-up visits. Patients may also request appointments with their doctors, electronically schedule a friend or family member or even move appointments.

 

Q: What economic drivers and business sectors promise the most growth in the next year or decade and why?

A: For the senior living business, Baby Boomers will start to drive the most growth within the upcoming years.

 

Q: What college degrees will be the most in-demand in the Savannah area and why?

A: In my experience I have found that a certain degree isn’t always so important. I believe experience and having a good work ethic are the keys to succeeding in the workplace.

 

Q: What advice do you have for other Savannah leaders in the coming year or decade?

A: Always lead by example. Give back to your community.

 

Q: What innovation of yours do you hope will be remembered by future generations?

A: The desire to want to work with the senior population. The senior population is a growing one, and we need to be prepared.

 

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