Knollwood Life Plan Community Appoints Peter Loew as Director of Human Resources


Peter Loew

Knollwood, the premier life plan community of choice for those 62 and better in NW Washington, D.C., known for its commitment to serving those with a history with honorable service in federal government or the military, is pleased to announce the hiring of Peter Loew as the new director of the human resources department.

With more than 15 years of experience providing guidance on human resource topics and challenges, Loew returns to the senior-living sector. Loew will contribute to the Knollwood culture by engaging with staff, so they feel appreciated and are excited to perform their best for residents. In his prior experience, Loew successfully spearheaded the development of programs to streamline processes, as well as supported recruiting, developing, engaging, and retaining talented staff.

“I am passionate about serving people and I fit best where leadership displays an authentic sense of care for their people,” said Peter Loew. “Knollwood is a reflection of this statement. It is an organization that provides the utmost attention and respect for staff and residents. I believe happy employees lead to happy residents.” 

“Peter’s commitment to streamlined processes will enhance our efficiency as a community, allowing more time to be spent on people-focused activities,” said COL Paul Bricker, Knollwood’s chief operating officer. “He will dedicate his time to develop and strengthen the leadership skills of our frontline managers to establish creative ways to engage and develop current employees so we can continue to better serve the residents at Knollwood.”

Loew joins Knollwood with previous senior-living experience from a professional and personal perspective. He is an adjunct professor teaching human resources at the University of Maryland and also the president of the board of directors at Little Falls Village, a non-profit organization committed to seniors. Loew earned a bachelor’s degree in culture geography from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree in human resource management from American University.

About Knollwood

Knollwood is a non-profit community for people age 62+, a mixture of officers of the U.S. uniformed services and their eligible family, for whom the community was founded, non-government, non-military people with strong connections to the metro DC area, as well as high-level federal officials from various agencies. Independent living assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services are offered at Knollwood. Knollwood is owned and operated by The Army Distaff Foundation, a 501(c)3 established in 1959 to provide housing, health, and wellness services to mature adults who have served our nation. Knollwood provides a compassionate boutique community with exceptional wellness and purposeful living. Adjacent to Rock Creek Park and minutes from fine dining, cultural attractions, and the nation’s premier medical centers, the upper northwest Washington, D.C. location is unbeatable. Residents enjoy vibrant community living with inviting, modern apartment homes, and robust wellness programs to suit all interests.

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