Atlas Senior Living Promotes and Hires New Corporate Leadership Members, Including Directors of New Construction
BIRMINGHAM–Birmingham-based Atlas Senior Living has made new hires and promotions to its corporate team. Two members promoted from within are Carol Brinegar, Senior Operations Director of New Construction, and Jacqueline Kennedy, Senior Sales and Marketing Director of New Construction, previous directors of Atlas’ Legacy Reserve Fritz Farm community.
Angie Surls, Regional Director of Operations, is new to Atlas while Kristie Carty, now Regional Sales and Marketing Director, was promoted from within, formerly Sales and Marketing Director of Legacy Ridge Trussville.
Carol Brinegar and Jacqueline Kennedy led the development, operations, sales and marketing of Atlas’ flagship Legacy Reserve community in Lexington, KY. They will now help facilitate the growth, support, and expansion of new Legacy Reserve communities under construction and through their opening phases.
As Executive Director of Legacy Reserve Fritz Farm, Brinegar developed policies, procedures, and protocols for the 167-unit community while serving as the on-site owner representative for all aspects of construction. She began her career with seniors working in acute care hospitals providing therapy services to adults with neurological deficits due to stroke, head injury and various neurological diagnoses. Upon relocating to Lexington, KY, she found her passion for senior housing.
Kennedy was instrumental in building the programming, structure, and vision for the Legacy Reserve communities. In a 16-month time span, Legacy Reserve reached 100 percent occupancy with a growing waiting list. Kennedy has a 30-year career in the senior housing field. She quickly progressed in the industry to a sales counselor and eventually Senior Director of Sales and Marketing where she helped facilitate a five-year-plus span of 100 percent occupancy and no lost revenue days for a 258-unit community.
Angie Surls joins the Atlas team with over 20 years of experience in senior living. Early in her career, Angie served as a Sales and Marketing Manager for Brookdale Senior Living. She later obtained her Healthcare Administration license and was promoted to Executive Director in 2008. While serving as Executive Director, she was a leader and mentor to all new Executive Directors for the state of South Carolina and became Area Director over three properties.
In becoming the Sales and Marketing Director for Legacy Ridge Trussville, Kristie Carty quickly gained success in helping the community achieve 100 percent occupancy and maintaining it with no lost revenue days for nearly a year. Due to her rapid and proven success in senior living, Kristie was promoted to the Regional Sales Director position and is now sharing her enthusiasm and ideas while providing support to the Sales and Marketing Directors among the Atlas communities.
Birmingham-based Atlas Senior Living owns and/or operates 24 retirement communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee, offering independent living, assisted living and memory care services.