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.