Redwood Living, Inc. Announces Newly Appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Redwood Living, Inc. (Redwood), the innovative development and management company known for its single-story apartment homes, has a newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board. Redwood’s founder and visionary leader, Steve Kimmelman, will now serve as Chairman of Redwood’s Board. David Conwill has advanced into the CEO position after serving as Redwood President.

Both winners of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Kimmelman and Conwill are excited to continue their 15-year partnership in innovation to support the growth and success of Redwood. They intend to work together, utilizing all of the talents of the Redwood team, to build upon the hard work that has made Redwood a certified Great Place to Work® and an even more remarkable place for residents to call home.

“David and I have been partners, collaborating for the past 15 years. Together we have built and grown this remarkable company from the ground up. Under David’s guidance, the competencies and passion of our Leadership Team, as well as all of our Brand Ambassadors, will fulfill our mission of enriching people’s lives,” states Redwood Founder, Steve Kimmelman. “I am incredibly proud of the company Redwood is today and where it is headed in the future. At Redwood, all employees are valued, trusted and empowered to make decisions that enhance the Redwood experience, and they have the opportunity to grow in their careers for decades. It has been my honor and privilege to lead Redwood and to work with each of our talented employees. It is with great pleasure that I turn the CEO reins over to David.” 

David Conwill steps into the role after decades of being a relentless Redwood Brand Ambassador with a strong view for the future.

“I am honored and thrilled to advance our vision and mission within this new role,” expresses Redwood’s newly appointed CEO, David Conwill. “I aim to follow Steve’s lead as a stellar business leader with exceptionally high character and integrity.”

As this change occurs Redwood has created a new product department, headed by Kris Conwill as the Chief Product Officer along with newly appointed Senior Vice President of Product, Jessica VanGelder. In addition, Kate Vizmeg, as newly promoted Chief People & Operations Officer, will work closely with recently promoted Senior Vice President of Property Operations, Mike VanGelder to enrich the lives of employees and residents. 

The Redwood executive team is energized by these changes and ready to continue Redwood’s remarkable growth and success in the future.

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About Redwood Living, Inc.

Redwood Living, Inc. (Redwood) is an innovative development and property management company with neighborhoods in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company believes that the growth of the rental population demands the response that Redwood provides. The success of this approach continues to be validated in new markets. Redwood is a company that believes in its mission, product and amazing people. It creates a simplified, relaxed lifestyle for residents, and offers a rewarding atmosphere for its employees. For more information, visit


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