Adams and Reese Partner John Dart, who serves as Chairman of The Institute for the Ages, helped the organization name its new CEO, Tom Esselman, a former executive at Hallmark Cards Inc. Dart was quoted in a PRWeb article on the new hire.
“The Institute for the Ages positions Sarasota County at the innovation forefront of a global issue,” said Dart. “We are thrilled that Tom will be leading the institute with his energy, creativity and commitment to open innovation.”
The Institute for the Ages is a nonprofit think tank dedicated to the innovation of age-related products, services and policies. Based in Sarasota, Fla., The Institute for the Ages was incubated in 2010 by SCOPE (Sarasota Openly Plans for Excellence) with the goal of leveraging Sarasota County’s population – the nation’s demographically oldest – into a national test bed for ideas and technologies that will help improve the lives of the world’s growing aging population.
According to statistics in the 2010 census, 30 percent of Sarasota County’s population and nearly half of all of its homes include someone over the age of 65. This uniquely positions Sarasota as a resource area to develop the products, services and policies needed for an aging society.
Esselman previously served as the Director of New Concept Development and Greetings Innovation at Hallmark Cards Inc. where he led the creation of new products and developed innovative corporate partnerships for the greeting card giant. Esselman brings more than 20 years experience in product development and innovation to The Institute for the Ages.
Adams and Reese is a multidisciplinary law firm with offices strategically located throughout the southern United States and Washington, DC. American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation's top law firms – “The Am Law 200.” The National Law Journal also includes the firm on the “NLJ 250” list of the nation's largest law firms.