As a county government official and Maryland state legislator, Mr. Kramer was a leader on health and environmental issues while representing the state capital of Annapolis in the 1980s.
In 1989, he established Kramer & Associates, a highly successful public engagement and consensus-building firm specializing in facilitating major public sector initiatives and large private capital projects. He sold the firm in 2013.
Under his leadership, NIC became the go-to resource for data and analytics for the rapidly expanding seniors housing and care industry and an acknowledged thought leader for new ideas and trends impacting the provision of housing, services and care for older adults. Mr. Kramer stepped out of the CEO role in 2017, and continues to serve NIC in the role of Founder and Strategic Advisor.
In 2019 Mr. Kramer conceived of and championed “The Forgotten Middle,” a landmark study of the health and socioeconomic status of the middle-income adults who will be 75+ in 2029. The report on the study, published in Health Affairs, was the 5th most read article appearing in this leading health policy journal in all of 2019.
In February of 2020 Mr. Kramer was named to McKnight’s “40 for 40” list of high profile leaders in senior living and care over their four decades of publishing.
Mr. Kramer speaks extensively to groups in the seniors housing and care, healthcare, commercial real estate and public policy arenas driving disruptive thinking and innovation. He was educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities and holds a Masters of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.