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Lilly Donohue

Chief Executive Officer | Holiday Retirement

Lilly Donohue

Lilly Donohue has served as chief executive officer of Holiday Retirement since January 2016. With 261 communities in 43 states, Lilly leads the nation’s largest independent living provider in its mission to help older people live better.

Prior to joining Holiday, Lilly spent five years building the leading private senior living and home care business (Xingbao/Starcastle) in Shanghai China for Fortress Investment. Before moving to China in August 2011, Lilly worked at Fortress Investment Group for eighteen years, most recently as managing director and member of the management committee. Prior to Fortress, Lilly was employed by UBS where she focused on structured finance and the commercial loan business. She started her career at BlackRock Financial Management Inc. in 1992 where she was involved in all facets of raising capital, investing and managing BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund.

Lilly received a BS in business administration from BU Questrom School of Business and currently serves on the Boston University North America Questrom Dean’s Advisory Board. Lilly also serves on the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management Dean’s Advisory Board.