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Sonata Senior Living Appoints Jennifer Benoit as SVP, Finance and Accounting

Orlando, FL, October 7, 2022—Orlando-based Sonata Senior Living is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Benoit as Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting. Benoit will be responsible for the development and execution of all corporate accounting and financial reporting functions. A senior member of the executive team, Benoit will report directly to Sonata’s President and CEO, Shelley Esden.

Benoit joins Sonata with over 16 years of accounting experience in senior housing and hospitality management, most recently as Vice President of Accounting for Bridge Senior Living. She is a recognized expert in process improvement and building efficiency with a proven track record of strategic growth initiatives and financial leadership.

“I am pleased to add someone of Jennifer’s caliber to our executive leadership team,” said Esden. “Her performance-based leadership style along with her background in rapid organizational growth aligns nicely with Sonata’s own growth trajectory.”

Benoit started her career in public accounting where timely and accurate financial reporting was paramount. Her passion is developing and executing plans to drive consistent growth with a dedication to process improvements.

“As an operator, I know the critical importance of having a strong financial partner,” said Jamie Merrill, COO of Sonata Senior Living. “Jennifer’s experience in performance optimization will be a tremendous asset to our team as Sonata grows.”

Ms. Benoit earned her B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. She holds both a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Fraud examiner license.

About Sonata Senior Living

Sonata Senior Living is a regional owner, developer, and operator of independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities. Founded in 2008, Sonata currently operates over 1090 units throughout Florida. The tenured Sonata team has earned a longstanding reputation as a trusted and proven provider of new development and turnaround acquisitions. Recipients of multiple Argentum Best of Best Awards, innovation, and service awards, Sonata’s pursuit of service excellence, unwavering commitment to its core values, and investment in top talent have made Sonata a provider of choice.

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