We innovate

every day.

We Enrich The Lives Of Seniors Every Day

Morrison Community Living is a hospitality-driven company built on the foundation of service and operational excellence. In our nearly 100-year history, we have trained, retained and nurtured associates that embrace our purpose of enriching the lives of seniors every day. By having the best talent and resources in the market, we are able to offer comprehensive offerings that exceed client expectations.

Engage, Train, Nurture and Promote

For Morrison, that is a path we follow to ensure we attract and retain the best and brightest in the industry. We have a number of innovative programs in place to support and recognize our associates.

We help you focus on what matters most

Morrison helps identify the right people, and through its offerings like Payroll, takes the stress out of managing so that clients can focus on their priority – serving residents.

“Morrison Community Living has provided outstanding leadership in our dining services program for many years and we’re working closely with them to develop a vision for the future of our program.”
DARRELL JENSON • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR • FRIENDSHIP VILLAGE

MEET THE TEAM.

SCOTT MACLELLAN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Scott is an unwavering champion of the foodservice, environmental and healthcare industries and has spent his entire 35-year career in these fields. He previously was CEO of Morrison Management Specialists, leading the company to double in size in just seven years. Before that, he was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Foodbuy, now the largest foodservice buying organization in the country. Along with his co-founder, he raised over $30 million in venture capital and debt financing – starting out as the sole employee. Within two years, the company had over 1,000 client locations, $5 billion in purchasing volume and proprietary technology developed in house that remains cutting edge in the industry. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and has served on a Board capacity for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, National Children’s in DC, the National Children’s Cancer Society and the World Trade Center. He has raised substantial funds for multiple non-profit organizations and is the author of “Amanda’s Gift”, a book dedicated to serving the parents of seriously ill children. He is married and has two grown children and one grandchild. He and his wife reside in Roswell, GA.

KEVIN SVAGDIS

DIVISION PRESIDENT

Part of the Morrison family for more than 17 years, Kevin is passionate about giving back to the field and developing industry leaders. Kevin’s enthusiasm around hospitality and leadership are reflected in his participation with industry organizations and associations. From board positions with LeadingAge, IASHA and Georgia Hospitality Education Foundation to involvement with Compass Group’s Leaders Legacy Network and Compass Zone programs, Kevin is commitment to service excellence. As the current Division President West for Morrison Community Living, Kevin drives business, sales, engagement and growth for the company. He resides in Danville, CA with his wife Melody and has a daughter Amanda and step-daughter Nicole.

JOE GORMAN

DIVISION PRESIDENT

Joe brings more than 28 years of hospitality service experience to his role as Eastern Division President for Morrison Community Living – 16 of those years being in executive leadership roles. With experience in leading culinary, clinical wellness, environmental, plant operations, learning and development teams nationally, Joe leverages strategic planning to drive measurable outcomes. His involvement with the Pan Asian network group, Women’s network group, organization disabilities resource network and Compass Diversity and Inclusion action committee underscore his passion for collaboration and service excellence. A Johnson and Wales University graduate, Joe resides in Philadelphia with his wife Elaine and dog Finnegan.

Aaron Brown

DP OF BATEMAN

With more than twenty years of leadership experience in the food service industry, Aaron has spent the majority of his life in health and wellness promotions. As an overweight child, Aaron discovered the life changing benefits of healthy eating and exercise in his teens which inspired him to pursue a B.S. in Nutrition and Exercise Science in addition to becoming a registered dietitian. Committed to creating exceptional hospitality experiences, Aaron is passionate about fresh, flavorful food. His varied background leading hospitality teams in senior communities, acute care hospitals, corporate dining, event centers, retail grocery and culinary all inform his role as Division President of Bateman Community Living. Residing in Austin, TX, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife, Jody and their three dogs.

JIM RATHBURN

SENIOR VP OF SALES

Jim Rathburn holds the position of Senior Vice President of Sales for Compass Group. He is responsible for nationwide food and support service sales in the education and senior living segments. Jim has been with Compass Group for 15 years where he has held positions from Director of Business Development to Vice President of Sales for the Western Region. Prior to joining the company, Jim was Senior Director of Strategic Development, for Taco Bell and Yum Brands. Rathburn is a 26 year veteran of the food and hospitality industry and has worked in healthcare for 13 of those 26 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas with a major in Business and a minor in Economics. Jim is a kidney transplant recipient and has participated on the board of the National Kidney Foundation in Georgia and worked with the PKD Foundation. He is also a member of the Georgia Cup board which focuses on Amateur Golf and holds a board advisory position with the Sales Leadership Council. Jim resides in Alpharetta, Georgia with his wife Kim and four children.