Givens Communities Announces New President and CEO
Kevin Schwab committed to Givens mission
Givens Communities is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Schwab as President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 30, 2021. Kevin will follow current President and CEO Ken Partin, who will be retiring after 40
years of outstanding leadership and faithful service to the organization, 30 of which were spent as Givens’ CEO.
Ed Towson, Executive Committee and Search Committee Chair, stated, “After a rigorous and extensive national search, the Board has found in Kevin an ideal candidate who shares the vision of Givens Communities, and brings experience, enthusiasm, and
genuine caring with him to the position of CEO.”
Givens Communities manages four senior living communities in Western North Carolina. Kevin has more than 27 years of combined executive-level operations, finance, accounting, and investment experience, spanning a breadth of industries. He is
currently the CEO of St. Camillus in Milwaukee, WI, a faith based not-for-profit senior living organization where he recently led the organization through a successful $64 million expansion project. Being an employer of choice has also been a key strategic
initiative across his tenure, and St. Camillus was recognized as a Top Workplace for five consecutive years for large employers by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Asked for his leadership philosophy, Kevin replied, “Take care of those that care for those we are called to serve.” Excited to be joining Givens Communities, he stated, "It is humbling, a privilege, and a great honor to have the opportunity to serve such a great
organization such as Givens Communities that exemplifies a depth of culture and a resolute, lasting mission of providing a quality of life for all seniors. Givens’ approach to growth, as well as its resident and team-centered philosophy aligns with my own values,
and I believe the organization is well positioned for the continuation of greatness.”
Kevin is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the State of Wisconsin. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Marquette University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.