Royal Oaks CEO Kendra Eberhart recipient of Award of Honor
Leading Age Arizona has awarded Kendra Eberhart with the 2017 Award of Honor. She was recognized at the June Leading Age Arizona conference. This video helps celebrate her award. See the photos of the staff, board, and family members who attended the awards dinner to help her celebrate.
Nominated by her staff, Kendra just celebrated 30 years at the Sun City retirement community. Here are excerpts of her nomination submitted to Leading Age:
Kendra began her career at Royal Oaks as the Human Resources Director. She quickly moved up to Assistant to the Executive Director and was named CEO in 1996.
Kendra is the backbone of our organization. Over the years, Kendra has guided Royal Oaks through countless renovations and expansions. During her tenure as CEO, we have added two Assisted Living buildings, a Life Enrichment Center including a 300-seat auditorium, several new dining venues, new administrative offices, an expanded front lobby, a state-of-the-art fitness center, new indoor and outdoor pools, and acquired additional land for future expansion. All of this was accomplished while achieving and maintaining a Fitch "A" rating for financial stability and excellence. Every part of Royal Oaks has been, and continues to be, renovated to ensure the campus looks fresh, new and appealing for current and future residents.
Kendra served eight years on the Leading Age Arizona Board of Directors, and was Chairman for her final two years on that Board. She gives of her time and talents to the outside community as well through involvement in a number of philanthropic endeavors.
Our Vision Statement is: Inspiring Passion. Connecting People. Kendra is our best "connector" and she does it with style and flair. Royal Oaks' tagline is: Engaging Inspired Vibrant. Those words pretty well sum up Kendra Eberhart.