Lutheran Social Ministries of Maryland Inc. has named Ken Connelly vice president of operations. LSMMD is a faith-based organization created in 2018 to serve as the parent organization of life plan communities Carroll Lutheran Village in Westminster, MD, and The Lutheran Village at Miller’s Grant in Ellicott City, MD.
In his new role, Connelly works closely with the executive leadership team and provides strategic direction and leadership to the communities’ executive directors and 600-plus team members. He oversees all aspects of operations, including financial oversight, culinary and building services, healthcare and capital projects.
For 20 years, Connelly served in various leadership roles in operations, sales, marketing and business development of national senior living and healthcare organizations, including HCR ManorCare and Sunrise Senior Living.
Connelly has a bachelor’s degree in marketing communications from Salisbury University, and he is a licensed nursing home administrator. Connelly is the board president for Insight Memory Care, a day program that serves individuals with dementia located in Fairfax, VA.