Chairman and CEO


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Tom Grape was a featured speaker at SLIF18. Read a summary of his session here.

Tom is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Benchmark Senior Living, the largest provider of senior housing in the Northeast. Benchmark’s 53 communities total $2 billion in value, $420 million in annual revenue and employ 5,700 associates. For the last eight years, Benchmark has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Places to Work by The Boston Globe and was awarded the Best Places to Work as well as the Healthiest Employers Award by the Boston Business Journal.

Tom serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Ithaca College and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Newton Wellesley Hospital. Tom recently completed his service as President of the Board of Trustees of The Meadowbrook School of Weston. He previously served for many years on the vestry and as Chair of the Building Committee at the renowned Trinity Church in the City of Boston. Tom is also active in many professional organizations and is one of the founders and past chairmen of the national trade association, Argentum and is the founder and past chairman of its state affiliate: the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA).

Tom was recognized as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2003 for Real Estate/Hospitality in New England, and has been honored with the First Annual International Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the YPO.