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Transforming Age Welcomes New Board Member

Bellevue, WA – December 11, 2023 – Transforming Age is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathi Lentzsch to its Board of Trustees.  Lentzsch is a seasoned business leader, independent Board Director, and former Chief Executive with a profound commitment to transforming consumer-facing industries.  Having served as CEO for several well-known companies including Bartell Drugs, Gump’s San Francisco, and Elephant Pharmacy, Lentzsch specializes in developing and nurturing brands in retail and consumer products, with a focus on forging emotional connections with customers. 

“We are so excited to welcome Kathi to the board,” said Torsten Hirche, President and CEO of Transforming Age. “We continue to explore unique ways to connect with our customer and Kathi brings a wealth of experience and expertise in building customer loyalty, enhancing brand value, and fostering a culture of innovation. Her insights and perspectives will be invaluable as we continue to pursue our mission of transforming the perception of age and enhancing the lives of older adults.”

As an entrepreneurial spirit and early e-commerce adopter, Lentzsch has successfully translated new business and marketing concepts into revenue generators, utilizing omnichannel retail and wholesale models while managing financial and reputational risks. Her extensive expertise spans various sectors, from home furnishings and fashion to food and health and wellness products, with a track record of managing organizations with revenues ranging from $4 million to $3 billion.  Lentzsch has also excelled in board leadership, having served on boards of high-growth, high-risk, and innovative companies.

“I love collaborating with organizations that have a unique ability to connect with people and create positive change,” says Lentzsch, “it is an honor to serve on the Transforming Age board and work with a group of leaders so dedicated to improving the lives of older adults.”  

Kathi holds a BBA from the College of William and Mary, along with a Certificate in Leadership for Senior Executives from the Cox School of Business at SMU. She is also actively involved in non-profit organizations that support causes such as education and social equity.

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Transforming Age is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization offering holistic and integrated solutions that enable people to age successfully. Dedicated to creating unlimited possibilities to enhance the lives of older adults, Transforming Age offers an integrated network of housing, community services, technology, philanthropy and partnerships. With over 3,000 team members, Transforming Age serves over 125,000 people across the economic spectrum in 75 affordable and market rate communities, in addition to providing home and community-based services to low-income seniors. Transforming Age and its affiliated foundations provide philanthropic programs aimed at supporting those in need of financial assistance, and the creation or enhancement of programs and services. Transforming Age also provides business service solutions to industry partners including management, development, and consulting services. The organization’s technology initiatives aim to improve the lives of older adults and those who serve them at scale.