David J. Horazdovsky

President and CEO, The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

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David J. Horazdovsky's passion is exploring innovative care and service delivery models that are consumer focused. This is evident as he leads The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation's largest nonprofit provider of long-term care, housing and senior services with a focus on developing well-being innovations that create and improve environments where people call home.

Horazdovsky began serving as president and chief executive officer of the society in July 2003. He first joined the society in August 1978 after receiving a bachelor's degree in hospital administration and sociology from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

He served as an administrator for the society at Windom and East Grand Forks, Minn., and Eugene, Ore., from 1978 until 1989, when he became regional director for Minnesota.

In addition to his work with the society, Horazdovsky serves as a board member of a health care technology company; a national affordable housing trust company; and a regional, publicly traded bank. He was selected as the South Dakota representative for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging and was a member of the United States Department of Labor/Council for the Advancement of Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Advisory Board in 2003-2004.

Horazdovsky has and continues to be involved in public policy advocacy for seniors across the country.