Ventas Chairman and CEO, Debra A. Cafaro, Named Chair of The Economic Club of Chicago

April 11, 2019 at 8:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 11, 2019-- Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has been selected as chair of the board of directors of The Economic Club of Chicago for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2019. The appointment was announced during the Club’s 91st Annual Dinner Meeting on April 10, 2019, where Cafaro was the guest speaker. She will succeed Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments in the role.

“The Economic Club of Chicago is a historic and highly relevant organization that sparks dialogue on important topics and serves as a positive force in our city, and I am honored to carry on that proud legacy as its new Chair,” said Cafaro. “I look forward to working with the Board and the outstanding ECC team to build on our momentum in an engaging and innovative direction for the future.”

Founded in 1927, The Economic Club of Chicago is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that fosters meaningful connections among Chicago leaders to encourage dialogue on important economic and social issues and to cultivate the next generation of civic leadership. Cafaro is the 49th chair of The Economic Club of Chicago.

Ventas, Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading real estate investment trust. Its diverse portfolio of approximately 1,200 assets in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom consists of seniors housing communities, medical office buildings, university-based research and innovation centers, inpatient rehabilitation and long-term acute care facilities, health systems and skilled nursing facilities. Through its Lillibridge subsidiary, Ventas provides management, leasing, marketing, facility development and advisory services to highly rated hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. References to “Ventas” or the “Company” mean Ventas, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Ventas and Lillibridge can be found at and

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Source: Ventas, Inc.

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