Smith Senior Living names Kevin McGee CEO
Kevin McGee, 38, has been named chief executive officer of Smith Senior Living,
according to Robert A. Berghoff, chair of the board of trustees. He replaces Michael A.
Flynn, who became chief financial officer of Friendship Village in Schaumburg.
The not-for-profit organization with an annual operating budget of $34 million
sponsors Smith Crossing in Orland Park, Ill., and Smith Village in Chicago’s Beverly
neighborhood, which are continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) providing a
vibrant lifestyle and residences for independent seniors. Both campuses also offer
apartments and a continuum of care for those needing more aid in assisted living,
memory support and skilled nursing care, as well as rehab services.
McGee most recently served as executive director of Smith Village for five years
and, prior to that, executive director of Smith Crossing for three years.
“During the time Kevin has been with Smith Senior Living, our trustees have come
to appreciate his qualities of compassion and leadership. His proven abilities in building
strong teams and his genuine caring for our residents made him the ideal candidate for
this position,” says Berghoff. “He truly understands the communities we serve because
he was raised in Orland Park and now lives with his family in Chicago’s Beverly
McGee is taking the top leadership role at a time when Smith Senior Living has
completed major building and expansion programs during the last decade totaling more
than $134 million.
“I’m honored by the board’s vote of confidence,” says McGee. “I look forward to
working closely with our trustees, residents and their families. I am also very proud
of the thoughtful, professional care our staff delivers.”
In November 2004, as executive director of the organization’s first CCRC, McGee
successfully led the opening of Smith Crossing. With a major expansion to be
completed in October 2012, Smith Crossing’s number of residences will total 281
providing a continuum of lifestyles, programs and healthcare.
Since June 2007, McGee served as executive director of Smith Village, the site of
the organization’s first retirement community established in 1924. It was completely
rebuilt and transformed into a CCRC that now serves seniors with more than 330
An Illinois licensed nursing home administrator, McGee earned an M.B.A. in
healthcare administration and graduated with honors in 2003 from Saint Xavier
University. He also graduated magna cum laude with a master’s degree in gerontology
from Eastern Illinois University in 1997, where a year earlier he received his bachelor’s
degree in sociology.
McGee is married to Moira McQuillan McGee, M.D., on staff at Little Company of
Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park. They are raising their three children—Fintan, Nora and
Rory—in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood.