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Williamsburg Landing has named its replacement for President and CEO Steve Montgomery, who is set to retire this summer.
Gregory T. Storer, currently the president of Skilled Care Pharmacy in Ohio, will succeed Montgomery effective June 1. His selection comes after a nationwide search that began last fall, spokeswoman Kathy Kammer said.
A pool of more than 100 applicants was narrowed down to 25, Kammer said, then the top two candidates were invited to Williamsburg Landing to meet with resident groups, department managers, senior leadership and a search team consisting of residents and members of the Board of Directors.
Prior to his role with Skilled Care Pharmacy, one of the largest independent pharmacies in the Midwest, Storer served as vice president of operations and COO at the Ohio-based Eliza Jennings Senior Care Network. He also served as COO of Heather Hill Hospital earlier in his career, according to a news release from Williamsburg Landing.
“In Greg Storer we have found the ideal candidate who brings a wealth of experience in managing communities like Williamsburg Landing, in healthcare, in leading construction projects, in developing innovative programs and in outreach to the surrounding area,” Jim Golden, chairman of Williamsburg Landing’s Board of Directors, said in a statement. “We are delighted that he will be building on the Landing’s strengths and leading us forward in all of those areas.”
Williamsburg Landing recently announced plans to construct a new Memory Care household and adult day care center as well as an expand residential assisted living and short-term skilled nursing. A groundbreaking for the $41 million investment will take place this summer.
Montgomery said in a statement he is “excited and optimistic about the future” with Storer at the helm.
“Greg will provide the leadership the Landing requires to be successful in an increasingly challenging environment,” Montgomery said.
Montgomery has served as president and CEO since 2007. Storer will be the fifth president and CEO since the retirement community was founded in 1985.