Bodo Liesenfeld Joins Massachusetts Assisted Living Association’s Board of Directors

NORWELL — The Massachusetts Assisted Living Association has named Bodo Liesenfeld, co-founder of The Cordwainer Memory Care Assisted Living, to its Board of Directors. Representing 233 certified assisted living communities across the Commonwealth, Mass-ALA is the voice of the assisted living industry, providing information and advocating on behalf of older adults. The appointment of Bodo Liesenfeld further fortifies the association’s commitment to advocating for older adults and enhancing the quality of assisted living across the Commonwealth.

Liesenfeld adds a wealth of experience to the board from various industries and leadership roles. He is currently Managing Partner of Liesenfeld International GmbH, a private investment enterprise in Hamburg. For nearly 30 years, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of German-based Rohde & Liesenfeld, an international air and sea freight forwarding group with global presence. He is the Honorary Representative of the City of Hamburg to the Northeast of the U.S. and presided the German Latin America Business Association as Chairman from 2006 to 2022. He is also a Fellow at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham.

About The Cordwainer
Developed by Anthemion Senior Lifestyles, The Cordwainer is a Memory Care Assisted Living Community that opened in November 2022 at 555 Cordwainer Drive. The community includes 54 suites for residents living with dementia and features unique and innovative programming, “The Learned Environment℠,” designed to stimulate the brain and foster learning through music, art, and foreign language exploration. The Norwell Chamber of Commerce named The Cordwainer 2023 Business of the Year for its contributions to the Norwell community.

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