Lifespace Communities Names Russell Mauk as VP of Development, Design and Construction

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA–Lifespace Communities, the owner and operator of 12 senior living communities across seven states, announces Russell Mauk as its new vice president of development, design and construction. Mauk, a California-licensed architect, brings 35 years of experience to the role.

“Organizational growth is paramount to our success, and Russell has vast technical expertise and leadership experience that will be invaluable,” said Sloan Bentley, Lifespace president and CEO, whose organization is currently undertaking more than $450 million in expansion and redevelopment projects at various communities. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have him as part of the Lifespace family and are looking forward to his contributions.”

Mauk previously worked at HumanGood, a California-based nonprofit senior housing provider, where he managed the redevelopment of eight senior living communities and the development of one new campus. Prior to that, he worked for Sun Microsystems, a California-based technology firm, where he managed the development of two high-tech campuses, including the company’s headquarters. Additionally, he has developed office, retail and warehouse properties.

“Lifespace’s continued desire to grow its mission and the possibilities that exist within such an environment are what attracted me to this role,” Mauk said. “I’m excited to help shape the future of this organization while impacting the lives of many.”

Mauk holds a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lifespace Communities, Inc., based in West Des Moines, is a not-for-profit organization proudly serving older adults for more than 40 years. Founded in 1976, Lifespace Communities has grown to own and operate 12 continuing care retirement communities in seven states, serving more than 4,100 residents and employing more than 2,600 team members. The organization is recognized by the LeadingAge Ziegler Top 150 as one of the largest not-for-profit senior living provider systems in the country.