|T. Andrew Smith|
Chief Executive Officer
T. Andrew Smith has been Chief Executive Officer since February 2013. He joined the Company as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in October 2006, managing the Company's legal affairs; corporate development functions (including acquisitions and expansion, and development activity); corporate finance activities (including capital structure, debt and lease transactions, and lender/lessor relations); strategic planning; and risk management. Previously, Mr. Smith was with Bass, Berry & Sims PLC in Nashville, Tennessee from 1985 to 2006, where he was a member of the firm's corporate and securities group and served as the chair of the firm's healthcare group. While at Bass, Berry & Sims, Mr. Smith served as outside General Counsel for American Retirement Corporation (a predecessor company to Brookdale).
Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University.
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