GERMANTOWN, Md. - Asbury Communities, Inc., announced today that Doug Leidig has been named President and CEO of Asbury Communities, Inc., effective June 1, 2015. Leidig has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Asbury Communities since 2004, and has more than 25 years of experience providing services to help older adults lead fulfilling lives. In addition, he has also served as President of The Asbury Group (TAG) since 2012, leading the for-profit division of Asbury Communities, Inc. that provides management, marketing and integrated technology consulting services on a contract basis to for-profit and not-for-profit senior living entities.
“As our new CEO, Doug is well prepared to lead the large, growing organization that is Asbury today,” said Carolyn Stamatakis, chair of the Asbury Communities, Inc., Board. “He has promoted a culture of collaboration, relationship-building, innovation and results achievement, and I am fully confident that Asbury is well-positioned for success in the future.”
Leidig succeeds Edwin C. Thomas III, who served as Asbury’s President and CEO since 1987 before announcing his retirement this year.
“It is a great honor to lead Asbury, and I am excited about our future,” said Leidig, who has spent nearly 17 years with the organization. “We have a strong foundation, a forward-thinking leadership team and associates who live out our mission to do all the good we can by providing exceptional lifestyle opportunities to those we serve. Together, we will continue to engage Asbury residents and associates to seek new and innovative ways to position Asbury for the future.”
Leidig began his career with Asbury in 1994, when he was hired as an Administrator at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Md. Since joining the Asbury management team, he has overseen the operations of Asbury’s senior living communities and implemented numerous advancements in care and wellness for residents and associates within those communities.
In January 2015, Leidig was elected Board Chair of LeadingAge Maryland, a community of not-for-profit aging services organizations working together to shape the future of aging in the state of Maryland. Most recently, he was selected to join the advisory board for Senior Living 100, the premier leadership event for C-level executives from the nation's largest, most progressive assisted living, independent living and continuing care providers dedicated to advancing the role of senior living in the continuum of care. Leidig also serves on the Kairos Health Systems Board of Directors.
Leidig holds a bachelor’s degree in long-term care administration from York College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland.
Asbury is a management organization providing life-enhancing services for older adults. Asbury is ranked by LeadingAge and Ziegler Capital Markets Group's AZ 100 as the 16th- largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization in the country.