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 National Center For Assisted Living Recruits Star Talent Scott Tittle For New Executive Director

Scott Tittle 
Many people may not know Scott Tittle by his first name, but his last name is a familiar one in parts of Indiana. A life-long Hoosier with extended family roots in Indiana, Tittle’s great-grandfather started a grocery chain called “Joe Tittles & Sons” in northwest Indiana. Much like how people across the country go for a Target run, in Indiana locals from "the Region" talk about “going to Tittles” when they go to the grocery store. 


Customer service appears to be inborn in Scott Tittle, who this summer will become the new executive director of the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL).  He comes to the center from the Indiana Health Care Association—a state affiliate of the American Health Care Association (AHCA)—where he served as president for the skilled nursing and assisted living group.


“From the day I first met Scott, I was impressed with his extensive knowledge of public policy and understanding of the unique challenges our assisted living members face,” said Mark Parkinson, president and chief executive officer of AHCA/NCAL. “Scott’s background in dealing with governors and state and federal lawmakers, as well as the regulatory challenges so prevalent in this profession, make him the perfect fit as head of NCAL.”


An attorney by background, Tittle is a former member of the Indianapolis law firm Kreig DeVault, where he represented both long term care and other health care providers.


His personal and professional experience with long term care fuel his passion for association work.


“I’ve seen several relatives move through the continuum of care, which has increased my interest in helping providers in any way I can,” says Tittle. “I do love trade association work. There is something incredibly validating about working through and with a high-quality team to provide high-quality service to our member clients. There is tremendous growth and opportunity in assisted living and it’s exciting to be a part of it. I am honored to be part of this team.”


As NCAL executive director, Tittle hopes to continue the association’s recent successes in advocacy and membership growth. He wants to add value and service to members as well as bring more members into the organization, he says.


Tittle, who spent three years on Capitol Hill early in his career as a Hill staffer, was recruited from a legal career by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniel to become his first health care policy advisor.


He was awarded a Distinguished Hoosier Award by Daniel in 2007, has been listed as an Indiana Super Lawyers Rising Star by The Indiana Lawyer from 2010-2012, and was named a Forty Under 40 honoree by the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2010.


Aside from these distinctions, the title he is most proud of is “Dad.” He is a father of two, a five-year-old girl (Holyn) and a two-and-a-half-year-old boy (Will). In his down time, he and his wife (Molly), a Pilates/fitness instructor as well as health awareness advocate, love to exercise, play golf, travel, and read.


Tittle describes himself as a “health and sports nut.” He is an avid fan of Indiana University Basketball, Colts football, and the Chicago Cubs.


In fact, Tittle has often thought that association work is like being a goalkeeper, a position he held as a soccer player in high school.


“You have to have excellent court/field vision, be able to direct a team, and make sure nothing gets past you,” he says. “The skills of a goalkeeper are essentially anticipation and positioning.”

Jackie Oberst is Provider’s managing editor. Email her at or follow her on Twitter, @ProviderMag.
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