Lifespace Communities Appoints Nikki Kresse as Chief People Officer

April 20, 2021

in Organization News

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (April 19, 2021) – Lifespace Communities is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikki Kresse to the position of chief people officer, effective April 19, 2021. Kresse is a highly accomplished human resources leader with more than 20 years of extensive experience.

“We are excited to welcome Nikki to the Lifespace team,” said Jesse Jantzen, president and CEO of Lifespace Communities. “She has a proven track record of aligning human resources and total rewards with the business strategy of large complex organizations. Her exceptional passion for people and her strategic mindset make her a great fit for Lifespace.”

Kresse earned her bachelor of science degree in business management from Colorado State University Global, and is a Certified Benefits Professional ® and a Certified Compensation Professional®.

“I’m thrilled to join Lifespace’s incredibly talented human resources team,” said Kresse. “Lifespace has a strong reputation of excellence and service, and I look forward to building on the relationships with our residents and team members.”

About Lifespace Communities
Lifespace Communities, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is a not-for-profit organization proudly serving older adults for more than 40 years. Founded in 1976, Lifespace Communities has grown to own and operate 15 continuing care retirement communities in eight states, serving more than 5,100 residents and employing more than 3,900 team members. For more information about Lifespace and its communities, visit

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