Michael Karicher, Chief People Officer

Michael Karicher is the chief people officer at Sonida Senior Living Corp. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s human resource strategies, including talent acquisition, management and development, employee engagement, compensation, benefits and payroll for more than 3,500 employees nationwide.

Michael has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the senior living and hospitality industries. He has a demonstrated ability to drive HR initiatives in support of organizational growth and strategy while building strong teams and people-first cultures.

Prior to joining Sonida in 2023, Michael spent seven years at Remington Hotels/Ashford Hospitality, a hotel management company with more than 100 properties and 8,000 employees across the country. He most recently served as the company’s executive vice president of human resources.

Michael previously spent 11 years at Golden Living, where he served as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. In that role, he had oversight of all human resources and administrative functions, provided temporary and permanent staffing in nursing homes, increased leadership retention, and invested in technology and staff to enable significant growth.

Before that, Michael was director of compensation and benefits at Strong Financial. He began his career as an auditor at Ernst & Young and worked at Verizon/GTE and KPMG.

Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is a certified public accountant.