Mr. Pawlowski received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Iowa State University in 1979. Mr. Pawlowski has held sales, marketing, operation management, and project development positions, primarily in the retirement housing and telecommunications industries, for over 30 years.
Prior to founding CERTUS, Mr. Pawlowski was Regional Director of Operations for Merrill Gardens, a national retirement housing company.
He was responsible for management of their retirement communities in the southeast United States. He has been responsible for all aspects of senior housing, including market analysis, site acquisition, project planning and development, marketing, and operations management.
Leaving Merrill Gardens, Mr. Pawlowski founded CERTUS Development and CERTUS Management in 1999 and ran it as President and CEO. He is directly experienced with over 3,500 units in 16 communities.