The Lutheran Homes Society (LHS) Board of Directors has appointed W. Richard Marshall as the next President/CEO of the social ministry organization, effective February 1, 2015, upon the retirement of current President/CEO David Roberts on January 31, 2015.
Mr. Marshall comes to LHS from Christian Care Communities, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky, the state’s largest non-profit provider of affordable housing and long-term care and home health services for older adults. He has served since 2003, most recently as their Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, and previously as their Chief Financial Officer. He has over 20 years experience in health care finance and operations, with direct experience in operations, strategic planning, information systems implementation, bond debt financing, and banking relationships.
Mr. Marshall has a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Louisville, where he graduated with distinction. His bachelor’s degree is in accounting from the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, Kentucky, where he graduated with high distinction and departmental honors.
“Lutheran Homes Society is certainly blessed to have Rick Marshall ‘take over the reins’ in February as the 12th CEO in the organization’s history. His extensive experience in social ministry will serve him well, as he continues the mission of LHS in serving the young and the old in the name of Jesus,” said Mr. Roberts, who retires after serving 25 years at LHS, with the last 20 years as CEO.
Lutheran Homes Society is a social ministry organization based in Toledo, Ohio, that has been serving the unique needs of youth and elderly since 1860. Today, more than 3,600 individuals located throughout northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan benefit from the housing, medical care, and community services offered through LHS ministries.