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Waltonwood Ashburn Announces New Executive Director

ASHBURN, VA–Waltonwood Ashburn, a premier senior living community, is pleased to announce that Chris Leinauer has been named executive director.

Leinauer, born in Germany, was raised in Columbia, MD, and brings over 15 years of experience in senior living to his new role. Previously, he served as a director of operations, executive director, and most recently as a regional vice president responsible for 29 senior living properties across five regions. Leinauer’s extensive experience in the senior living industry has provided him with insight into the complexities of successfully leading a community. As the new executive director, he will play a significant role within Waltonwood Ashburn.

“I was only 16 years old when I was first exposed to the senior living industry,” said Leinauer. “While I was in high school, I was a dining room server for independent living at a community in Maryland. Although I spent a few years in different fields, including hospitality and finance, I knew senior living was the right path for me. I am excited to be part of the Waltonwood team, and I hope to make a difference in the lives of our residents and their families.”

Leinauer received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration at Frostburg State University. Previously, Leinauer served as an executive director for two different senior living communities. Leinauer is enthusiastic about being part of a company that is committed to improving the independence, health, safety, individuality and well-being of residents in every aspect. His prior experience in independent and assisted living communities provides the perfect foundation for his role at Waltonwood Ashburn.

“We are thrilled to have Chris on our team, and we know he is the best person to help us continue to provide outstanding service and an unmatched lifestyle and quality of care to seniors in the area,” said Randy LeMaster, regional director of operations at Waltonwood Communities/Singh Senior Living. “Chris has an impressive background, and we look forward to seeing the energy and ideas he brings to the team.”

Waltonwood at Ashburn, a premier family-owned and operated boutique community, features 114 independent living apartment homes, 72 assisted living apartments and 27 memory care apartments (mix of private studios, one- and two-bedroom floor plans) for up to 270 residents. Located in Northern Virginia just minutes from the Potomac River and about 45 minutes from Washington D.C., the 287,000-square-foot community sits on 14.5 acres. At Waltonwood at Ashburn, residents have the opportunity to enjoy a worry- and maintenance-free life filled with friends and all the luxury amenities they deserve.

Singh is a family-owned company, and for more than 45 years it has remained multifaceted in real estate development, with a strong foundation in luxury apartments, commercial properties, land development, high-end single-family homes and, for nearly 30 years, senior living communities which have been branded “Waltonwood.” The vertical integration of the company, which provides for development, construction, finance and management under one umbrella, allows Singh to stay poised to take advantage of new opportunities in expanding markets. All projects are wholly owned by Singh and continue to be owned and managed by Singh.

With regional offices in Cary, N.C., Singh has made a strong commitment to the expansion of its brand into the southeast markets.