Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal's 40 Under 40 2024

Brett Anderson Named 40 Under 40 Honoree

By Corrine McCallum | January 23, 2024

Ecumen’s Senior Vice President, Chief Ecosystem & Operations Officer, Brett Anderson, was named to the 2024 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list.

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal selects 40 Twin Cities leaders who are under the age of 40 to honor and celebrate their professional accomplishments, involvement within their communities and industry leadership.

Brett leads Ecumen’s integrated clinical, innovation and operations areas, driving holistic leading-edge solutions for health and societal challenges in our communities. Brett joined Ecumen in 2014 first as a graduate school intern and then Clinical Director. Prior to his current role, he served as VP of Health and Clinical Services.

Over the past year, Brett has led bold strategic initiatives at Ecumen that have put the organization in a strong position at a time when the senior care industry faces myriad challenges. Most notably is his leadership in shepherding the ownership of St. Benedict’s Community from CentraCare to Ecumen, which closed mid-December. This is an important milestone in Ecumen’s more than 160-year history and marks a unique partnership between Catholic and Lutheran-based organizations to provide care and services to even more Minnesotans.

Brett is a Registered Nurse, a Public Health Nurse and board-certified Nurse Executive. Brett’s quick ascent from intern to senior executive was due, not only to his leadership skills, but also his commitment to providing clients the highest quality health care, and for his vision for what the future of senior care looks like – in Minnesota and beyond.

Brett is a strong advocate for those Ecumen serves and for those in caregiving fields. He uses his platform as an industry leader to give voice to others on the state and national level. Brett focuses on finding ways to solve the biggest challenges in the senior care industry.

Brett K. Anderson, RN Senior Vice President, Chief Ecosystem & Operations Officer. Ecumen Leadership team

About Ecumen

Ecumen is a nonprofit provider, developer and operator of award-winning living spaces and innovative services for older adults. Mission-driven since its founding in 1862, Ecumen’s legacy of service reflects a commitment to honoring those it serves. Ecumen is based in Shoreview, Minn., and operates properties and services in multiple states, and provides new development, management and consulting services. Housing options include independent living, assisted living, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and long-term care communities. Its diverse in-home and community-based services include home care, hospice, physical and occupational therapy, adult day services and an online durable goods medical store. For more information, visit ecumen.org.

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