Civitas Senior Living Promotes Misti Powell to Chief People Officer

March 26, 2019

FORT WORTH–Civitas Senior Living, an innovative senior living management company based in Fort Worth announced the promotion of Misti Powell to Chief People Officer Monday. Powell is a co-founder of the company and previously served as its Senior VP of Operations.

Powell’s primary directive as Chief People Officer will be to act as the guardian of Civitas’ company culture. She will also continue her oversight of employee training, activities, overall resident experience, memory care training and application, and implementation of the company’s signature Passion Program.

“I couldn’t be more excited about announcing Misti Powell’s promotion to Chief People Officer,” said Cooper Vittitow, President of Civitas Senior Living. “We have worked together for more than 10 years, and I have seen her develop from good leader to great leader, and beyond. She has been the heartbeat of Civitas for years, and this promotion is in recognition of all the work she has done and continues to do for our company. She is one of the reasons I love Civitas. Congratulations, Misti!”

The Chief People Officer is a new position created as a part of the company’s ongoing focus on a positive, people-centered company culture. In the fast-growing senior living industry, the increasingly competitive labor market is a critical stability and safety issue for up-and-coming companies like Civitas Senior Living.

“The future of Civitas and the senior living industry as a whole is its people. Investing in them is not only the right thing to do – it’s one of the smartest business decisions we can make as a company,” Powell said. “My goal is to create and continue to innovate a positive environment of growth and passion for each and every employee of our company. A happy, dedicated workforce that understands the value they bring not only benefits the stability of our company but also, and more importantly, the residents we serve.”

Powell is a strong advocate for hiring and promoting people into positions that best align with their talents and passions. Before Civitas had a formal human resources department, she took charge of most of the learning and development programs for the company. She was also integral in developing the Civitas’ signature Passion Program with the core corporate management team.

Misti Powell has been the driving force behind many of the programs that have made Civitas such a dynamic organization over the past six years,” said Anthony Ormsbee-Hale, Vice President of People Operations at Civitas. “When you tell the story of Civitas, you can’t help but tell the story of the many amazing people that have been mentored and developed either by Misti personally or through the programs she developed. I couldn’t be prouder to work with and learn from someone who exhibits such leadership, innovation, and determination. I’m thrilled to see Misti Powell take on the role of Chief People Officer and work with her to continue putting people first at Civitas.”

Civitas Senior Living is a senior living owner/operator, property management, and consulting company based in Fort Worth that specializes in the development, acquisition, and operational management of senior housing properties. These properties include assisted living and memory care residences and independent senior living facilities. Civitas is known for its signature Passion Program, which ensures a high-quality, comprehensive continuum of care through a unique integration of all the factors that affect community management.

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