WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (MAY 18, 2020) – Lifespace Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicholas “Nick” Harshfield to the position of Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2020. Harshfield brings more than 30 years of financial experience to the role, 15 years of which are in senior living. He will be replacing long time CFO Larry
Smith who will retire after serving Lifespace for more than 17 years.
“While we are honored to have Nick joining our Lifespace team, we will miss Larry as he retires,” said Jesse Jantzen, President and CEO of Lifespace Communities. “Larry is the epitome of a servant leader, having delayed his retirement to serve as interim President and CEO in 2019 in addition to his CFO responsibilities. On behalf of the Board and all of Lifespace Communities, we want to thank Larry for his dedication and wish him all the best in retirement.”
“Our organization is fortunate to have Nick stepping in to join our Lifespace team,” Jantzen said. “Nick’s robust financial background, his passion for senior living, and his heart for serving others make him an ideal fit for our Lifespace family.”
During his 30-year career, Harshfield held executive leadership positions in four senior living organizations with a focus on developing and implementing strategic plans, integrating technology systems, securing financing for critical development projects and providing recommendations for acquisitions, divestitures, and new business lines. “I am excited and honored to join the Lifespace family, and eager to begin this journey supporting the leadership team, our team members, and
our residents in shaping the future of Lifespace Communities.” said Nick Harshfield.