WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- R. Robertson Hilton, president and chief executive officer of The A.M. McGregor Group of Cleveland, comprised of The McGregor Foundation, The A.M. McGregor Home, and McGregor PACE, has been elected the 2012-2014 Chair of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA).
In his role, Hilton will oversee the Washington, D.C.-based organization's governance, fiduciary, and policy development functions. IAHSA represents 20,000 for-profit and not-for-profit aging services providers worldwide that serve five million elderly each day.
"Rob Hilton is a talented professional and transformational leader in our field," says Glenn Bunney, CEO of Sundale Garden Village in Queensland, Australia, whom Hilton replaced as Chair. "We are honored to have him lead us as we strive to connect people dedicated to quality through innovation, research, leadership, and shared learning."
Founded in 1994, IAHSA has evolved into the foremost international aging network by providing a platform for service providers, policymakers, researchers, businesses, and government agencies to share their knowledge and best practices to enhance the quality of elderly care.
Members are in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong (SAR), India, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.
"We have much to learn from colleagues around the world about aging and caring for seniors," says Hilton. "I look forward to the challenge of facilitating the global sharing of knowledge and expertise."
"The world is facing an aging crisis," he adds. "In 1950, eight of every 100 people were over 60. By 2050, 22 of every 100 will be over 60. Moreover, some 100 million elderly today live on less than a dollar a day."
Hilton joined McGregor in 2001 after 27 years in banking, corporate treasury, and finance. He started his career in 1974 with The First National Bank of Chicago, where he held corporate banking positions for over 18 years in Chicago, Tokyo, Cleveland, and New York.
A 1972 graduate of Wesleyan University in American Studies, Hilton in 1974 received an MBA in International Finance from the University of Chicago. In 2006, he was awarded a Doctorate of Management from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Hilton's McGregor Group activities include overseeing The McGregor Foundation, the only foundation in Ohio devoted exclusively to senior care. Under Hilton, The McGregor Group also operates The Gardens, a nursing facility for 149 residents in private-rooms on a 32-acre campus in East Cleveland, Ohio.
Adjacent to The Gardens is the A.M. McGregor Home, which includes 65 affordable independent and assisted living apartments. In addition, McGregor operates McGregor at Overlook, a 25-room satellite nursing home atop Cedar Hill in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Ohio Department of Aging chose The McGregor Group to sponsor the local Program for the All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
The McGregor Group traces its roots to 1877 with early support from the stock in the original Standard Oil Company.
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