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Oak Crest Names Josh Runkles as Sales Manager

July 17, 2019

Parkville, Maryland—Oak Crest promoted Josh Runkles to the position of Sales Manager. 

Mr. Runkles has been with Oak Crest, a continuing care retirement community developed and managed by Erickson Living, since 2005.  He began his career as the Community TV Production Coordinator before advancing to Community TV and A/V Manager, where he served for ten years. 

A founding member of the Long-Range Planning Committee, Mr. Runkles previously served as co-chair of the Erickson Living Values Committee and led the My Erickson initiative, an interactive app that provides residents with community news and information on their smart phones and computers.  For the past ten years, he has also produced an annual telethon that has raised more than $400,000 for the Oak Crest Benevolent Care Fund. 

Mr. Runkles has received multiple company-based honors from his peers, including two Manager of the Quarter awards and one Manager of the Year recognition.

"Throughout his career at Oak Crest, Josh has been a true innovator, utilizing his technical expertise to enhance our TV Studio productions and successfully lead numerous campus-wide projects.  He has also been an outstanding contributor to our corporate partners at Erickson Living," stated Mark Roussey, Executive Director.  "Just as important, Josh epitomizes our mission and values by embracing each interaction with our residents and being a supportive co-worker.  We are proud that Josh is taking this new professional journey and look forward to working with him in his leadership position within our sales team."

Mr. Runkles is a graduate of Towson University.  His wife, Jamie, and he reside in Owings Mills and are the proud parents of Ethan (9) and Quinn (5).

Oak Crest offers a variety of one-and two-bedroom floor plans and a host of amenities and services within its three independent living neighborhoods. 

About Oak Crest: Oak Crest, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 87-acre campus in Parkville, Maryland.  The not-for-profit community of more than 2,100 residents and 1,250 employees is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight of Oak Crest.  Additional information can be found at