From Intern to Leader
Nick Lundeen got his first taste of Meadowlark as a student at Kansas State University. He was working on a degree in business and had thought about focusing on the business side of healthcare. He took a gerontology class presented by Meadowlark and enjoyed it so much that he applied to become an intern. That was 2011 and he joined Meadowlark as an employee in 2012. Since then, Nick has grown in his career and education. After working at Meadowlark, he decided to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration. He continued to work, thanks to Meadowlark’s flexibility with his schedule and overall support.
Nick now serves as the Financial Services Leader. There’s a lot of complexity in senior living financial operations. Nick does analysis and reporting, as well as accounts payable and receivable. Plus, he looks for efficiencies in the numbers. This type of detail-oriented work is right up his alley. He’s had a lot of support from leadership to grow in this new role, which has meant a lot to him.
Nick said curiosity and critical thinking are two qualities that make a person successful in his line of work. He also believes senior living is an excellent industry for career growth.
“With the aging population, there is a lot of opportunity in the field of senior living. You can have a career that combines meaningful work with secure employment,” he said.