Tod Petty

COO / Southeast

As the chief operating officer of the AVIVA Southeast region, Tod draws upon his development and operations skills honed over a 30-year career within the senior housing industry. His experience encompasses all levels of senior housing from independent living through assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. In his COO capacity, Tod focuses on the business development of our third-party management services and the operations of our Southeast region assets.

Early in his career Tod founded Augusta Respiratory Care, which he subsequently sold to Lincare Holdings. From there, he joined various health-related organizations serving in executive-level positions. Ultimately, he became president and COO of Thrive Senior Living, a high-growth operator of assisted living and memory care communities. Over a nine-year period, he led the company through an era of extensive development with the addition of 29 new senior communities. He went on to serve as president and CEO of Mainstay Senior Living, which offers innovative housing solutions from independent living through skilled nursing. Most recently Tod was vice chairman of Lloyd Jones Senior Living (now Aviva Senior Living).

Tod holds a degree in business administration with an emphasis on management from Charleston Southern University. He is a certified director of assisted living, and a Senior Living Certification Commission member.