Cantata Adult Life Services in Brookfield announced on Nov. 12 that it has promoted Brookfield resident John Larson to chief executive officer.

Larson, who previously served as chief financial officer for the organization, was the person who led the strategic campaign resulting in a new identity for the former British Home, and positioning it as a premier service resource for older adults and their families in the Chicago area.

According to a press release issued by Cantata announcing the promotion, Larson played a key role in 2004 to add assisted living residences to the campus. He has worked for the organization for 20 years.

“The financial stability we’ve achieved over the past two decades allows us to move forward and offer even more life-enhancing services and opportunities for clients to live their best lives,” Larson said in the press release.

Larson takes the reins of Cantata from Dennis Sonnenberg, who has served as CEO since 1975. Sonnenberg will take a new position with the soon-to-be-formed British Home Foundation and will continue to serve Cantata as a consultant.

Prior to coming to Cantata, Larson began his career in finance as an accounting supervisor at Old republic International Corporation. He serves as treasurer of Trinity Risk Solutions and is the past treasurer for Abbeyfield Senior Housing. In 2009, Larson was named an American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) Leadership Fellow.

Larson, who lives in Brookfield with his wife and three children, earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago.