Dena leads the Ecumen Sales and Marketing Team in supporting owned and managed business lines, including all Senior Housing, Zvago Cooperative Housing, and Ecumen Hospice as well as leading Ecumen’s third-party relationships. Dena joined Ecumen in 2010 as Director of Sales and Marketing at Seasons at Apple Valley. In 2013, she became Director of Business Development where one of her first projects was management of the renovation and expansion of the Ecumen Detroit Lakes campus. In 2015, she was promoted to Senior Director of Business Development, and in 2016, she was recognized on the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Business Journal’s “40 under 40” list of business and community leaders as “one of the state’s leading developers and marketers of senior housing.” Dena has been instrumental in launching Ecumen’s Zvago cooperative housing brand and leads the Zvago sales. Additionally, she manages Ecumen’s relationship with Michigan developer Edward Rose and Sons. Dena was one of the first Ecumen leaders to complete the St. Kate’s Masters in Organizational Leadership and is a fellow in the National Leading Age Leadership Academy.