Des Moines-based senior living communities operator LCS has hired Frank Vedder as senior vice president and chief information officer. Vedder spent 16 years of his career with Berkley Technology Services, a central technology provider for Fortune 500 insurer WR Berkley Corp. He has 22 years of experience in the information technology sector. "Frank has a strong track record of partnering with business leaders across a range of business entities to provide innovative technology solutions," said Diane Bridgewater, executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer. "We feel his experiences benefit our partners and communities as we look toward implementing technology that drives customer and resident satisfaction and financial stability."