Kirstin Baum Sumner

Vice President, Legal Operations at Brookdale Senior Living

Kirstin Baum Sumner has a diverse work experience in the legal and healthcare sectors. Kirstin started their career as a Senior Consultant at Murer Consultants in 2000 and worked there until 2003. Kirstin then joined Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a Compliance Coordinator from 2003 to 2005. Afterwards, Kirstin worked at Brookdale, where they held various roles including Associate General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Operations, starting from 2005 and continuing until the present.

Kirstin Baum Sumner earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law from 1997 to 2000. Prior to that, they obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a focus on Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis from 1987 to 1991. Kirstin also completed another BSBA degree at Washington University in St. Louis - Olin Business School during the same period. Kirstin's education began at Clayton High School from 1984 to 1987, where they did not pursue a specific degree or field of study.



  • Vice President, Legal Operations

    August, 2014 - present

  • Associate General Counsel

    April, 2005

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