Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> September 21, 2009
Emeritus Corporation – Granger Cobb (esc)
Granger Cobb joined Emeritus Senior Living in 2007 with the acquisition of Summerville Senior Living. He serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a Director. Mr. Cobb oversaw the successful integration of Summerville’s 83 communities and the reorganization of Emeritus Senior Living’s operating oversight structure. He has guided the growth of the company while championing a resident and family-focused culture throughout the organization. Prior to joining Emeritus Senior Living in 2007, Mr. Cobb served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Summerville Senior Living. Mr. Cobb joined Summerville Senior Living in 1998 with its acquisition of Cobbco, Inc., a California-based assisted living company, which he founded in 1989. Mr. Cobb holds a bachelor’s in psychobiology from UCLA and has worked in the senior living industry for virtually his entire career. He has a passion for senior citizens and for providing them with choice, independence and quality of life. Mr. Cobb is active in several industry associations and has served on the boards of the Assisted Living Federation of America, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry and the American Seniors Housing Association. Profile
TWST: Would you start by giving us a brief history of the company?
Mr. Cobb: We were founded back in 1993 and went public in 1995. We were founded