MBK Senior Living Names Christy Van Der Westhuizen Vice President of Sale & Marketing
"With an extensive background in sales, marketing and hospitality, Christy is a wonderful complement to the MBK Senior Living team," said Rob Henderson, vice president of operations for MBK Senior Living. "Christy's enthusiasm, innovative skill-set, and leadership will further enhance the customer experience at all our communities."
Van Der Westhuizen began her senior living career as a director of sales & marketing at the community level. For the last five years, she held a regional sales role, supporting senior living communities throughout California, Nevada, Washington, Colorado, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Tennessee. Prior to the senior living industry, Van Der Westhuizen gained valuable sales, customer service and hospitality knowledge as an account executive in title insurance; and earlier as an assistant cruise director/social host with Holland America cruise line.
According to Van Der Westhuizen, her passion for working in the senior living industry stems from her relationship with her grandmother, and witnessing her parent's experience in exploring care options when her grandmother developed Alzheimer's disease.
"I'm grateful for the experiences, both personal and professional, that have prepared me for this exciting opportunity with MBK Senior Living," said Van Der Westhuizen. "As a company, MBK Senior Living fully embraces new ways to serve seniors and their families. It is one of the traits that attracted me to this position."
"In an ever-changing industry, I'm thrilled to maximize my experience and employ fresh ideas to be an innovator for MBK Senior Living," added Van Der Westhuizen.
About MBK Senior Living
Ranked among the Top 50 "Best Workplaces in Aging Services" by Fortune magazine, MBK Senior Living (MSL) owns, operates and develops Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care services senior living communities throughout the Western United States. Based in Irvine, CA, MBK Senior Living is a subsidiary of MBK Real Estate LLC which is supported by the vast financial strength and global resources of its parent company, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. For more information, please visit the company's website at mbkseniorliving.com or on Twitter, and Facebook.