Summer Blizzard is a passionate leader with over 10+ years of sales and business analysis experience in the seniors housing industry. She has served as the Vice President of Sales and Business Optimization for Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC —comprised of 35 locations across Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, where she led the sales efforts and data analysis team. Prior to joining IHP Summer spent 8 years with Elmcroft Senior Living where she held positions such as Director of Marketing Strategy and Business Optimization. During this time she collaborated with leaders to develop and implement strategic business initiatives meant to streamline processes and provide access to real time data used to make business decisions.
Summer is an alumni of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Future Leaders Council and served as co-chair in 2018. She was named as a top leader in the seniors housing industry under the age of 40 by Argentum in 2019. Summer sits on the advisory board for the masters in data analytics program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and is a member of Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a focus on marketing from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.