Andy Smith became Brookdale’s President in March 2016 and its Chief Executive Officer in February 2013. Prior to that, he served as Brookdale’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary since 2006. From 1985 to 2006, Andy was with Bass, Berry & Sims PLC in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a member of that firm’s corporate and securities group, and served as the chair of the firm’s healthcare group. His private practice focused on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, public offering of debt and equity securities and structuring strategic relationships.
Andy is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University. He currently serves on the boards of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) and the National Investment Center (NIC).