R.J. Zielinski

The Admiral at the Lake, a lifecare community on Lake Michigan, has named R.J. Zielinski its new chief financial officer. 

Zielinski has 15 years of business management experience in the Chicago-area senior living market. At Admiral, a Kendal affiliate, he will oversee the financial operations as the community works toward its newly adopted strategic plan.

“Working in older adult services here at The Admiral is a natural fit for me,” Zielinski said. “Serving the senior population is a calling that runs in my family. My grandmother was a nurse and ran a convalescence home out of their family home. My father and his siblings would help with making beds and delivery meals. I’m excited to be part of The Admiral team and to help contribute to and be part of the vibrant community of residents, staff and board members.”

Most recently, Zielinski was CFO of Friendship Senior Options. Prior to that, he was a business manager at Lutheran Life Communities. Zielinksi earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marquette University and is a graduate of the LeadingAge Illinois Leadership Academy, a program that builds leaders and advocates for advancements in the senior living and aging services field.

The Admiral’s continuing care retirement community offers more than 200 total units of skilled nursing and rehabilitation, memory support, and assisted and independent living. It is part of the Kendal Corp.