May 18, 2022

Press Releases

Pretre Named to LeadingAge Wisconsin Board of Directors

Congratulations to Cedar Community’s CEO, Nicole Pretre, for recently being named to the LeadingAge Wisconsin board of directors. 

A leader in senior advocacy, education, and formulation of collaborative strategies, LeadingAge Wisconsin works to advance the fields of long-term care, assisted living, and retirement living. Their efforts focus on developing a continuum of senior care and comprehensive services that encourage maximum independence and enhance quality of life. 

As part of a larger network of affiliates focused on expanding the world of possibilities for the aging, LeadingAge members and affiliates touch the lives of millions of individuals, families, employees, and volunteers every day. The LeadingAge community includes 6,000 not-for-profit organizations in the United States, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations, and a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach more than 30 countries.

“Nicole is a passionate and visionary chief executive,” stated Joe Carlson, chairman of Cedar Community’s board of directors. “Her experience in providing exemplary leadership and best-in-class services for our residents and clients, team members, and the greater community will be a great blessing to LeadingAge Wisconsin.  She is a focused, disciplined, and strategic leader who will bring both a business lens and a mission focus to the work.”

Nicole’s creative vision and strategic acumen, combined with her broad industry experience has been invaluable to Cedar Community and will make her an impactful director. Building on a celebrated career in journalism, media, and marketing, Nicole has spent the last 20 years in the health care and senior living sector. Prior to her elevation to CEO in 2021, Nicole led Cedar Community’s sales, marketing, and philanthropy teams responsible for driving sales and service revenue, occupancy rates, and fundraising goals.

In her role as a LeadingAge Wisconsin director, Nicole will help guide the strategic direction, advocacy efforts, and operational goals of the statewide membership organization.