Lee Kaufmann, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Lee Kaufmann is Senior Vice President of Human Resources. He supports our communities and our Home Office in hiring, leading, retaining, and growing our incredible people. Lee feels tremendously honored to be in this role, to create and support the best possible experience for our team members. He is passionate about building strong, thriving teams and developing people.
Lee joined Aegis Living five years ago as General Manager at Aegis Living Laguna Niguel, then leading our Pleasant Hill and Corte Madera communities. He is the consummate people person, with enormous heart for our Aegis teams and residents, and everywhere he has gone he has created a culture of support, recognition, and family. In 2021 he was promoted into Vice President of Operations and supported a portfolio of communities in California before stepping into his current role in early 2022.
Prior to joining Aegis Living, Lee spent many years building and leading teams at great retail brands. As Vice President of Operations at Zales, Lee ran operations for the Western United States for four years. He spent 10 years at Target, eight of them as District Manager, leading the San Diego market. He is proud to have managed Community Relations for every Target store west of Nebraska, and loved having the opportunity to support the teams and company in giving back to local communities across the West. Lee is also a Nordstrom alumnus, having spent 12 years with the company during a period of rapid growth.
A California native, Lee has a passion for connecting with the local community and giving back, and for spending time with his family, relishing his role as proud soccer dad.