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Ken Poinsette

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa—Lifespace Communities has appointed Kenneth Poinsette to the position of chief information officer. Poinsette is a highly accomplished information technology leader with more than 25 years of extensive experience.

“We are eager to welcome Ken to the Lifespace team,” said Jesse Jantzen, president and CEO of Lifespace Communities. “His expertise across all areas of technical operations in large complex organizations show us a range and versatility that will fit well with Lifespace. He has that rare combination of business acumen, creativity, discipline, and the ability to complete complex initiatives that makes him a scarce commodity in the business world today.

Poinsette earned his bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army. He earned his MBA from Emory University and a master of science from Bowie State University.

“I’m thrilled to join Lifespace’s incredibly talented information technology team,” said Poinsette. “I’m excited to join a team with a strong commitment to excellence and service, and I look forward to building on the relationships with our residents and team members.”

About Lifespace Communities
Lifespace Communities, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, 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 15 continuing care retirement communities in eight states, serving more than 5,100 residents and employing more than 3,900 team members. For more information about Lifespace and its communities, visit

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