published Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Business Briefs: Brookdale Senior Living expands in Brentwood, Tenn.

Brookdale expands in Brentwood, Tenn.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. will expand its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn., and add 162 jobs over the next five years.

The senior housing developer announced Tuesday it will invest $2.1 million to expand its 375-employee corporate headquarters as the company continues to grow.

Brookdale operates nearly 650 communities in 36 states. In February, the company announced an intent to merge in the third quarter with Emeritus Corp., to create a new company with more than 1,100 senior living communities in 46 states.

Scott Vazin heads VW U.S. PR

Volkswagen Group of America has appointed Scott C. Vazin at the company's executive vice president of group communications.

Vazin will be responsible for all aspects of corporate communications for the Volkswagen Group and VW brand in the U.S. This includes corporate media relations, product communications, public relations campaigns, internal communications, community partnerships and philanthropy.

Vazin, 47, joined the company in March 2011 as the vice president of communications for the Volkswagen brand. He will continue to report to Michael Horn, Volkswagen Group of America CEO.

The appointment comes as VW tries to regain U.S. sales momentum. The company reported Tuesday that sales of the VW brand globally jumped 4 percent in May on demand in China and Western Europe.

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