ANNAPOLIS, MD—The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) has announced a leadership change. Raymond W. Braun, a former board member and previous chair of NIC, will become president and CEO. He most recently served as dean of the Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business at Bowling Green State University.
“We are pleased to welcome Ray back,” said NIC Board Chair Kurt Read. “With his deep experience in the housing and care sector for seniors and his demonstrated ability to lead, Ray is well suited to steer NIC and its industry and advocacy partners through unprecedented opportunities to improve the lives of older adults.”
In addition to the deanship he held for 10 years, Braun has previously worked as an attorney, CEO of a public company specializing in medical office buildings and president of a health care real estate investment trust.
“With older adults living longer and more independently while managing a range of chronic conditions, this is a time of change, challenge and opportunity for [the] housing and health care sectors,” said Braun. “I look forward to working with many different stakeholders to serve the next generation of older adults in ways that meet their unique needs for housing and care.”
Braun replaces Brian Jurutka, who will remain as a senior advisor to NIC. Jurutka joined NIC in 2015, serving as its president and CEO since 2017.
“Brian guided NIC during a challenging time when the pandemic dramatically impacted the senior living sector,” said Read. “He led the successful acquisition of Vision LTC and the subsequent launch of NIC MAP Vision as the premier data company serving the senior housing and care sector. We are grateful for his service.”