Starting May 7, 2025

Indianapolis, IN


Tom Grape

Founder, Chairman, and CEO | Benchmark Senior Living 

Tom Grape

Tom Grape is founder, chairman and CEO of Benchmark. Established in 1997, Benchmark operates 62 communities and is the leading provider of senior living in the Northeast. 

Tom has led Benchmark and its 6,500 associates to achieve $2.5 billion in company value and $500 million in annual revenue. The organization in 2019 was selected by Fortune magazine for its Best Workplaces for Aging Services list and is one of only four companies to be named to The Boston Globe Top Places to Work list every year of the 12 years the list has been published. It has been consistently recognized by Boston Business Journal, Hartford Courant and Hartford Journal as a top workplace and by the Boston Business Journal and Providence Business News as one of the healthiest employers. 

Active in a number of industry and professional organizations, Tom is a founder and past chairman of the national assisted living association, Argentum. He recently received the Lifetime Award by the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association, which he founded in 1990 and is past chair.  Since April 2017, he has served on the first Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts and recently was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker to participate in the Massachusetts Healthcare Collaborative, a convening group of health care leaders from across government, educational institutions, industry and public organizations. A member of the American Seniors Housing Association executive board, Tom is also chair emeritus of the board of trustees of Ithaca College, his alma mater.