Mr. David M. Lawlor (“Dave”) has been the President and CEO of United Methodist Homes since 2011. He has a business background and has worked in the field of senior services for over 20-years. Dave choose to dedicate his career to helping others while in college. As an officer for the Habitat for Humanity Chapter of Ithaca College, Dave worked to obtain funding and approval to allow his fellow classmates to participate in a collegiate challenge to rebuild the small impoverished town of Coahoma, Mississippi. While traveling to Mississippi to work on his spring breaks, he began developing his personal vision to serve others with his business skills.
Dave proceeded to become a manager in the healthcare consulting division of KPMG LLP, a global business advisory firm. In this capacity, he led interdisciplinary engagement teams of clinical, marketing and financial professionals. With KPMG, Dave advised not-for-profit clients throughout the country on their development plans, enabling them to expand and steward their missions.
In 2000, he accepted the position as Chief Financial Officer of UMH. As CFO, Dave assisted UMH in achieving its strategic plans of expansion. In 2011, the long standing president of UMH retired, and the Board looked to him to lead the organization. Since his appointment, Dave has made many changes, repositioning UMH in response to the macro changes in our country’s health care delivery system. As part of these efforts, he has reinvigorated the mission of UMH to provide top quality, relationship-centered care; a mission that has guided this great organization over the past 140-years. Dave is a board member of the Connecticut Alliance for Long Term Care, the Connecticut Chapter of LeadingAge and St. Vincent’s School of Nursing, and is a member of the AICPA in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Dave holds a BS in Accounting from Ithaca College, received management and executive training at KPMG LLP and Harvard Business School, and gerontology coursework from the University of Massachusetts.
In his time away from UMH communities, Dave enjoys spending time with his wife Julie and attending their three children’s various activities. Dave enjoys cycling and likes golf, despite his mighty struggles on the course. Dave grew up in a family with seven children, and also has 5 brothers with whom he continues to share good-natured, brotherly rivalries.