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Management Team


T. Andrew Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer
Biography PhotoT. Andrew Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer


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 pu... 

Labeed S. Diab
Chief Operating Officer
Labeed S. Diab
Chief Operating Officer


Labeed Diab joined Brookdale as Chief Operating Officer in November 2015. He has responsibility for all aspects of operations, including Community and Field Operations, Marketing, and Sales. Prior to joining Brookdale, Labeed served in operational leadership roles for the Walmart US division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. since 2009, most recently serving as its President of Health and Wellness, and prior to that serving as its President of Midwest Division and its Vice President and General Manager. ... 
Lucinda M.  Baier
Chief Financial Officer
Lucinda M.  Baier
Chief Financial Officer


Cindy Baier joined Brookdale as Chief Financial Officer in December 2015. She is a financial and operating leader with more than 25 years of broad, multi-industry experience in a variety of companies, including Fortune 100 public companies and private equity backed ventures. Cindy is a seasoned public CFO, with experience that includes retail and services companies, who started her career in a Big Five public accounting firm. She has a demonstrated ability to drive significant business improv... 
Glenn  O. Maul
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
Glenn  O. Maul
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer


Previously, Glenn served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, overseeing all facets of Human Resources. He joined Brookdale in April 2006. Prior to joining Brookdale, he worked for Sunrise Senior Living in the capacity of Vice President of Human Resources and was responsible for all field operations and several corporate functions. Glenn’s career, in addition to Brookdale and Sunrise, spans more than 25 years in human resources positions at small private firms as well as Fortune 500 f... 

Bryan  D. Richardson
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Bryan  D. Richardson
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer


Bryan joined Brookdale though the merger with American Retirement Corporation where he served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and previously served as its Senior Vice President, Finance since April 2000. Bryan was formerly with a national graphic arts company from 1984 to 1999 serving in various capacities, including Senior Vice President of Finance of a digital prepress division from May 1994 to October 1999, and Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Fin... 

Mary Sue Patchett
Executive Vice President – Community and Field Operations
Mary Sue Patchett
Executive Vice President – Community and Field Operations


Mary Sue Patchett has over 30 years of senior care and housing experience serving in leadership roles. She became the Company’s Executive Vice President – Community and Field Operations in November 2015. Prior to that, she served as President of the Company’s Southeast Division since February 2013 and Divisional Vice President since joining the Company in September 2011 in connection with the Company's acquisition of Horizon Bay. Previously, Ms. Patchett served as Chief Operating Officer of H... 
H. Todd  Kaestner
Executive Vice President - Corporate Development
H. Todd  Kaestner
Executive Vice President - Corporate Development


Todd Kaestner joined Brookdale through the merger with American Retirement Corporation (ARC) in 2005. He currently serves as Executive Vice President - Corporate Development, having served in the same role for ARC since 1993. Previously, with ARC, he served as Vice President, Development from 1988 to 1993 and Chief Financial Officer from 1985 to 1988. Throughout his 29-year tenure with ARC and Brookdale, Todd has remained involved in acquisitions, dispositions, REIT and JV relations, new line... 

George  T.  Hicks
Executive Vice President - Finance and Treasurer
George  T.  Hicks
Executive Vice President - Finance and Treasurer


George T. Hicks became Executive Vice President - Finance in July 2006, and our Treasurer in January 2016. Prior to July 2006, George served as Executive Vice President - Finance and Internal Audit, Secretary and Treasurer of American Retirement Corporation (ARC) since September 1993. George had served in various capacities for ARC’s predecessors since 1985, including Chief Financial Officer from September 1993 to April 2003 and Vice President-Finance and Treasurer from November 1989 to Septe... 

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