Spring CEO Conference



The AHCA/NCAL Spring Multifacility CEO & Senior Executive Leaders Conference offers a unique opportunity to network with other leaders in the field while taking time to explore cutting-edge business strategies that will help you tackle today’s challenges. Topics covered will include:

  • What’s Happening in Washington?
  • The State of the Profession
  • PDPM Post Implementation
  • Workforce Tool Kit for the C-Suite
  • Building a Business by Buying Troubled Assets
  • Technology in LTC

The keynote speaker is Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor of Fortune Magazine and one of journalism's sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, and human performance.

You’ll also participate in numerous formal and informal networking events, including afternoon activities. Select one of four great options:

  • Wine Pairing Experience
  • Kayaking
  • Tour of Ringling Museum of Art




Who Will Be There?


Executive leaders of national and regional multifacilities including owners, chief executive officers, corporate and executive staff, chief financial officers, purchasing officers, and other decision-makers and influencers as determined by AHCA and NCAL.

For Attendees & Guests



Registration Rates

Early Registration before April 3, 2020
  • AHCA/NCAL Member $350
  • Member Guest $135
  • Non-Member  $650
  • Non-Member Guest $135
Registration after April 3, 2020
  • AHCA/NCAL Member $400
  • Member Guest $135
  • Non-Member  $700
  • Non-Member Guest $135


or Download the Registration Form and Fax to (202) 898-6302
or mail to
AHCA/NCAL Registration Office
2020 AHCA/NCAL Spring Conference for Mulitifacility CEOs​ and Senior Executives Executive Leaders
1201 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

General Information

Participation in this conference is by invitation only and is intended for CEOs and executive level management staff. AHCA/NCAL reserves the right to grant final approval to all registrants. Only fully registered member or non-member attendees are eligible for CE accreditation earned through the conference’s education sessions. Guest registration is for spouses or guests and not intended for individuals who work in the long term care profession. Registration and attendance for companies and individuals who sell or market products and/or services to provider organizations are limited to sponsors only. 
NOTE: Provider attendees with multiple business interests that are competitive with event sponsors can participate in their capacity as providers only. Anyone who cannot agree will not be invited back as a Provider but is welcome to inquire with AHCA/NCAL Vendor Relations about event sponsorship opportunities.
Payment fees for the conference and optional activities can be made by U.S. Check, American Express, Visa, or MasterCard. AHCA/NCAL will not process your registration without full payment. To avoid duplicate charges to your credit card, DO NOT mail a copy of your registration form once it has been faxed or posted online.
Registration confirmations will be e-mailed to you via e-mail within 15 days of receipt. 

Registration substitutions will be allowed up to two days before the conference. Changes and/or substitutions must be made in writing via fax to (202) 898-6302, or e-mail to meetings@ahca.org.
Registration cancellations received on or before Friday, Apri 3, will be refunded minus a $55.00 administrative fee. Any change or cancellation must be made in writing and faxed to (202) 898-6302 or sent via e-mail to meetings@ahca.org. Refunds will be processed within 15 days following the end of the conference. 
Registration refunds will not be issued after Friday, April 3. Refunds or credits will NOT be granted on no-shows.
The average high temperature for May is 86°F, with a low of 68°F. Business-casual attire is suitable for all meetings, sessions, and receptions, but please remember to bring a sweater or jacket for air-conditioned rooms and cool evenings. Resort wear is appropriate for all social activities.

 Hotel & Travel Information


Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

or call the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota reservations
at 1-888-838-3439 and reference
2020 AHCA/NCAL Spring CEO Conference by Friday, April 3

Note: Registration is required in order to make your hotel reservation​.
Convention Management Resources Inc. (CMR) is AHCA/NCAL's Annual Independent Owner Leadership Conference's official housing company.


Take advantage of the special group rates of $319 per night for a Resort View King Room, or $399 per night for a Marina View Double/Queen Room, plus a 12% occupancy tax on all rooms. Daily resort fee charges have been waived and include complimentary basic internet (1-2 Mbps) in meeting rooms; Complimentary Internet access and WiFi in the hotel, Beach Club, and Golf Club; unlimited phone calls, complimentary exercise classes; golf practice area privileges with clubs and shoes; Bicycle use at Hotel and Beach Club; Tennis Court usage at Golf Club with racquets and balls; beach umbrellas; use of snorkels, masks, fins, and bodyboards; use of Kayaks and paddleboards at the hotel; Use of Fishing Poles at Hotel, Beach Club and Golf Club. Please consult the reservations or front desk agent for more details. ​


​Additional gratuities will be at guests’ discretion. Optional services, such as room delivery, golf bag handling, overnight parking, and other unspecified hotel and guest services will be billed to individual guest rooms. The rate will be offered three days prior to and after the conference dates based on hotel availability. Please note, if your reservation will include nights before Monday, April 27 and after Friday, May 1, we recommend making it via telephone. Reservations must be made by Friday, April 3. Early reservations are encouraged as there are a limited number of rooms available. AHCA/NCAL will not hold the room block beyond the hotel deadline mentioned above. Reservation requests made after this hotel deadline will be based on availability at the prevailing rate determined by the hotel. Reservations must be accompanied by a one (1) night room deposit including 12% tax.​



Check-in time is 4:00 pm and Check-out time is 11:00 am. Cancellations not made by 12 Noon 3 days prior to arrival will forfeit full deposit. No Show reservations will forfeit all nights room and tax. Any changes to the reservation arrival and departure dates after the Friday, April 3, deadline are contingent upon resort availability and at the prevailing rate. Should you have any questions about the reservations process, please contact AHCA/NCAL at meetings@ahca.org.​


The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is located 4 miles from Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), approximately 7 minutes by car. Guests traveling by private or charter aircraft can be accommodated by Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). Ground transportation from SRQ to Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota is available via rideshare, shuttle van, taxi, sedan service, and car rental. Executive car-and-driver service can be arranged through Concierge Services at the resort via telephone 941-209-2000 or email. For more information about location and directions, visit the Hotel Overview web page.



If you require any special accommodations or have any special dietary needs, please contact AHCA/NCAL at meetings@ahca.org​.

 Networking Activities

PLEASE NOTE The Wine Pairing, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art tour, and Kayaking activities each require an additional payment fee. Activities are open to all conference guests and occur simultaneously on Thursday afternoon. Select one per participant.

Wine Pairing at Ca'd'Zan

Location: On-site
Cost:  $185 per person
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

This wine pairing experience combines wine appreciation, education and the finer points of tasting wines. One of the resort sommeliers will discuss tasting techniques, food and wine pairing, terminology, appropriate care, storage and tips on wine selection.  A perennial favorite and guaranteed great time with old and new friends!

TOUR: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

Location: Off-property
Cost:  $230 per person
Time: 1:00pm - 4:30 pm

Located on a 66-acre estate on Sarasota Bay, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was established in 1927 as the legacy of John Ringling (1866-1936) and his wife, Mable (1875 to 1929). Recognized as the official State Art Museum of Florida, the Museum of Art offers 21 galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities, Asian Art, American paintings, and contemporary art. Visit the Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing Wing that hosts a variety of traveling exhibitions throughout the year. The Ringling Circus Museum  and Ca d’ Zan Mansion are also on property and available to tour.  Includes lunch at hotel 11:45am-12:45pm, round-trip transportation, admission to all museum venues and an exclusive docent for group.


Location: Off-property
Cost:  $200 per person
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Discover the beauty of Sarasota's waters during a 2.5 hour kayak tour around the mangroves and bird preserve in Little Sarasota Bay. Includes lunch at hotel 11:45am-12:45pm, round-trip transportation, exclusive guide for group. Note this activity is outdoors and requires bathing suit or similar beach gear.​

Golf Outing

Please note: There will be no formal golf outing for this conference, but a discount rate will be available at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for players who identify themselves as part of the AHCA/NCAL conference. Golfers are expected to organize play and provide payment on their own​.

Keynote Speaker

Colvin G-Photo (TAN SUIT).jpgGeoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune, and best-selling author

Geoff Colvin is one of business journalism’s sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, government regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, the InfoTech revolution, human performance, and related issues. He is the author of four books, including the groundbreaking international bestseller Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else. His latest book is The New York Times bestseller Humans Are Underrated, which looks at the future of work and how humans will fit into a workplace filled with robots and smart technology.

He is now in his fourth decade at Fortune magazine, currently serving as senior editor-at-large. You can also hear him on the CBS Radio Network, where he reaches seven million listeners each week. Colvin’s years of experience has given him the unique ability to unpack actionable insights on the economic, market, political, and technological forces driving disruptive change. He provides audiences with a clearer path for an uncertain future.


 Wednesday, April 29

  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm
    Welcome, Introductions, and Sponsor Recognition
    Fred Benjamin, AHCA/NCAL Regional Multifacility Council Chair, President LTC Division, Lexington Health Network; Emmett Reed, Executive Director, Florida Health Care Association
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm
    What’s Happening in Washington?
    In this always popular session, Mark Parkinson and Clifton J. Porter, II, provide an update on key legislative issues as well as a look at what’s ahead in Congress. Joining Mark and Clif will be Bob Russell, Founding Partner at Simmons & Russell Group, and Dr. Charles Boustany, Partner, Capitol Counsel for a lively exchange on the state of all things related to politics and the impact on the sector.
  • 4:30pm - 5:15pm
    The State of the Profession
    George Hager, CEO, Genesis Health Care will share his insights on the current state of the long term care profession and participate in a Q&A with attendees at the end of his remarks​.
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    ​Welcome Reception and Dinner – Ca' d'Zan and Terrace (on-property)​
  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm
    ​​After Dinner Lounge – Bickel (on-property) ​

 Thursday, May 1

  • 7:30am – 8:00am
    Breakfast Buffet – Plaza I & II Pre-Function

  • 8:00am –9:00am
    Keynote: Leading Ahead of Disruption
    Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor, Fortune Magazine is one of journalism's sharpest and most respected commentators on leadership, management, globalization, regulation, corporate governance, competition, the economy, and human performance. Geoff’s columns and frequent cover stories in Fortune and in his newsletter, Power Sheet, provide a look at how leaders are shaping today’s tumultuous world. Colvin brings clarity to the most important and complex issues impacting business and the economy.
  • 9:00am – 9:15am
  • 9:15am – 10:30am
    Building a Business by Buying Troubled Assets
    Ted LeNeave, President & CEO, Accura Healthcare and Stuart Lindeman, President and CEO of Mission Health Communities share their stories building their companies by buying trouble assets and turning them around to be successful both financially and culturally.
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
    Post Implementation PDPM Session
    (session description and speaker(s) information coming soon)​
  • 11:30am
    Transition to Afternoon Activities

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Afternoon Activities
    • Wine Pairing Experience
    • ​​​Kayaking
    • Tour: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
    • Golf - The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club - No organized outing; attendees can set up their own foursomes and take advantage of discounted group rate​
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm
    Lunch & Learn Session (OPTIONAL)

    This session is for those who choose not to participate in the afternoon activities. Mark Parkinson and Dr. David Gifford will host a lunch and learn session where the topics of discussion will be determined by the attendees.

    (NOTE: This session has limited seating. You must have pre-registered to attend)
  • 6:30pm – 9:00pm
    Reception and Dinner - The Sunset Terrace (Ritz-Carlton, Beach Club, Off-property)

  • 9:00pm – 11:00pm
    After Dinner Lounge – The Sunset Terrace (Ritz-Carlton, Beach Club, Off-property)

 Friday, May 2

  • 8:15am – 8:45am
    Breakfast Buffet – Plaza I & II Pre-Function

  • 8:45am – 9:45am
    Technology in LTC
    A session designed to provide an overview of key technology areas providers need to address ahead of the Silver Tsunami.
    (final session description and speaker(s) information pending)

  • 9:45am – 11:00am
    Workforce Issues: A C-Suite Tool Kit
    During the 2019 Regional Multifacility council meeting, attendees shared aspects of their businesses that keep them up at night. Many of those topics were focused on workforce issues related to staffing agencies, immigration, and loan forgiveness. Working with Brad Hammock from Littler Labor & Employment Law Solutions, we developed a tool kit designed to aid with those topics. Brad will provide an overview of the tool kit contents.
  • 11:30am
    Conference Concludes​​
    Thank you for joining us!


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