Lonny Blessing
Vice President of Planning & Project Management

Lonny has served in the senior housing and services arena since 1993 and has experience in new construction, repositioning, renovations, development, operations, marketing management and sales. He joined Tandem in 2008 as a VP of Planning and Project Management, serving clients in Baltimore, MD; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; Columbia, SC; Augusta, GA; and Milwaukee, WI. Formerly, Lonny was with Erickson Retirement Communities for 16 years as VP of Operations, Executive Director, and Marketing and Sales Director. He was also VP and Liaison at the Erickson School at UMBC in Baltimore. He holds a master’s degree in Marketing from University of Maryland University College in MD, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. Lonny provides Tandem’s clients with strategic planning, product development, project management, and marketing and sales advisory services.


“Life is better, together.” For people living at the communities we serve, an aspirational and inspirational life is available in a way that cannot happen outside a community environment. For clients and partners, it takes a team to bring communities to life and provide quality housing and services on an ongoing basis. Plus, life is more fun when we work as a team to reach goals that are unreachable alone.


To have all Life Plan Communities integrate seamlessly into the surrounding community, providing an environment where residents and staff thrive.

Three must haves if I were stranded on a desert island
  1. My wife, three kids, one son-in-law and Murphy, our Havanese dog
  2. Of course, friends and extended family would make life on the island even more fun!
  3. Good food and lots of books to read


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