Blair Minton is the Founder and President of Blair Minton & Associates, Inc., Bourbonnais, IL that was founded in 1989. The company operates as a consulting firm and manages medical office buildings and assisted living/independent living facilities. Blair Minton & Associates currently manages over 200,000 square feet of medical office space for Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. Mr. Minton served as Vice President of a national nursing home and retirement housing management and consulting company, Vice President of Venture Services for a 350-bed hospital, and as Vice President of a corporation that developed clinical facilities in Southern Illinois for the Department of Health & Human Services.
Mr. Minton is also the founder and shareholder/board member of BMA Management, Ltd., Bradley, IL, which was formed in 1999. BMA Management is currently the 16th largest operator of assisted living facilities in the United States (the largest in Illinois) and the largest operator of “affordable” assisted living facilities in the United States. Mr. Minton has developed and managed properties in Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Florida. Many of the communities that BMA manages are “affordable” assisted living communities that operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program. These communities are able to serve older adults of all financial means, including those on Medicaid. Mr. Minton also is a shareholder and board member of BMA Properties and BMA Ventures, both of whom are ownership entities of assisted living communities.
Blair Minton, CEO, has more than 40 years experience in all phases of the health care industry, including 32 years experience in administration, financing, planning and development services. A registered nurse, Mr. Minton has practiced nursing in both nursing homes and hospitals. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing from Kaskaskia Junior College in Centralia, Illinois. Blair Minton served on the national Affordable Assisted Living Finance Committee sponsored by Fannie Mae and has previously served on the founding Board of Directors of the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition in Illinois. Mr. Minton is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). ALFA is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally operated senior living communities. ALFA works to influence public policy and has member driven programs to promote operational excellence.
In 2010, BMA Management was honored by ALFA with a "Best of the Best" Award for their "Leading the Way" Leadership Training program. The award is reserved for companies that demonstrate the most innovative and effective practices in the senior living industry. BMA manages communities of older adults that feature homes for adults 55 and older, senior and assisted living apartments, and specialized “memory care” units. Together, the communities that BMA manage house nearly 3,200 homes and apartments.