The candidate most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and a strategic advisor to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC), a non-profit education and resource center that serves debt and equity investors interested in the seniors housing and care industry. NIC is the leading provider of research as well as business and financial performance data on this sector for capital providers. NIC’s focus is to enable access and choice in seniors housing and care by providing data, analytics and connections that bring together investors and care providers. The candidate, a frequent writer and speaker on trends in seniors housing and long-term care, has directed NIC since its inception in 1991. A former county government official and Maryland state legislator, the candidate was a leader on health and environmental issues while representing the state capital of Annapolis in the 1980s. He was educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities and also holds a Master’s degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.