Ebenezer is delighted to announce that our CEO Jon Lundberg was named Executive of the Year by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal in an awards ceremony held on April 21, 2022.
Since 2018, Jon has led the Ebenezer team. While the role of CEO is never an easy one, the last two years have been especially challenging for the senior living industry. COVID-19, a shortage of workers, and complex regulatory changes have contributed to make 2021 an especially difficult year. However, under the steady leadership of Jon Lundberg, Ebenezer managed to thrive under these very challenging conditions.
While Jon’s list of accomplishments is long and includes 2021 milestones such as: hiring 2828 new employees, being named a Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 11th year in a row, and being recognized as Minnesota’s largest senior housing operator by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal; it’s Jon’s personal touch as a leader that makes a difference to the Ebenezer staff.
Jill Nokleby Kaiser, Director of Housing Development, states that “Jon Lundberg exemplifie[s] ‘Servant Leadership’ in so many ways . . . He has paid attention to the individuals who work for Ebenezer through his sincere interest in their personal life and development . . . He ha[s] led Ebenezer in a thoughtful manner and . . . and has been skilled at getting diverse, and often passionate opinions to a collaborative direction.”
Jon’s calm and caring leadership has positioned Ebenezer at the forefront of senior care and housing in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest region. As Richard Howard, Ebenezer’s Chairman of the Board says, “[Jon’s] strategic leadership has shown itself by results in continuous growth for Ebenezer across broad marketplaces in the upper Midwest. In short, Jon has a resilient, servant leadership style that includes high integrity, ethics, and getting results across many measurement categories.”
As our mission expands, we are thankful for Jon’s experience, support and leadership skills. Ebenezer is confident in Jon and in our future. Congratulations Jon, on a well-deserved honor.