Leadership Lutheran Senior Services

Meet Our Leadership

Adam Marles

Adam Marles

President and Chief Executive Officer

Adam Marles is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Lutheran Senior Services. Adam joined LSS in November 2021. Before coming to LSS, he served as the President and CEO of LeadingAge PA, a trade association representing nearly 400 providers of quality senior housing, health care, and community services throughout Pennsylvania. In addition to his time with LeadingAge PA, Adam has experience within senior living organizations from serving as Senior Vice President, Advancement and Strategic Initiatives, for Phoebe-Devitt Homes, a multi-site provider based in Pennsylvania. Prior to working in senior living, Adam worked as a practicing attorney representing healthcare providers. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University, a Masters of Arts in Public Communication from American University, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Muhlenberg College.

Garry Anderson

Garry Anderson

Chief Operating Officer

Garry Anderson, BSN, MHA, RN, is Chief Operating Officer of Lutheran Senior Services. Recently, he served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer while LSS was recently conducting a search for a new President and CEO. During his tenure, Garry has been accountable for numerous new business development programs and services. Prior to joining LSS, Garry spent eight years at Advanced ICU Care, where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations for a multistate and international telemedicine company. Throughout his career, Garry’s clinical experiences include critical care, transplantation, and telemedicine, while his administrative experiences include hospital leadership, as well as service line and program development as a senior leader in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Garry has been responsible for the management of several clinical positions, including physicians, advanced practice staff, nursing, therapy, and technical staff. In addition to creating new service lines and revenue streams, Garry has been active in developing quality improvement programs, initiating cost savings, and leading organizations in meeting and exceeding regulatory and compliance standards.

Chad M. Sneed

Chad M. Sneed

Chief Financial Officer

Chad Sneed was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) in February 2021. As CFO, Sneed is accountable for LSS’s financial planning and analysis and relationships with LSS banking and bondholder partners. He also is responsible for the LSS Physical Assets and Capital Projects Department. Sneed serves as Treasurer and Assistant Secretary for the LSS Board of Directors. Sneed joined LSS in 2006 and since that time has been accountable for LSS financial and accounting operations. Prior to LSS, Sneed worked with CliftonLarsonAllen, an industry-focused firm offering wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax, and consulting services. He holds a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Public Accountant. Sneed replaces Paul Ogier, who remains with the organization in the role of Senior Advisor.

Lisa Norwine

Lisa Norwine

Chief Advancement Officer

Lisa serves as Chief Advancement Officer at Lutheran Senior Services. Lisa came to LSS after a very successful career in philanthropy in the St. Louis area. Her previous roles include serving as the Executive Director of SSM’s St. Louis Foundations and serving on the fundraising team at Washington University. She began her career in banking with Mark Twain Bank and Boatmen’s Bank. Lisa is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Columbia with a BSBA. At LSS, Lisa shares her leadership skills and a passion for helping older adults.

Beth Rusert

Beth Rusert

Chief Experience Officer

Beth Rusert is the Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of Lutheran Senior Services. Beth joined LSS in September 2022. Previously, she served as vice president, chief marketing and ministry engagement officer for Concordia Plans, an employee benefits and business solutions provider for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and affiliated organizations. Prior to that, Rusert was a partner at a consulting firm where she worked with CEOs and other senior executives to develop strategic approaches to reach internal and external stakeholders. She has worked with or for a variety of industries including chemical manufacturing, marketing services, education, hospitals, and technology. She has deep experience leading and transforming public, private, and nonprofit organizations in the areas of internal and change communications, marketing, community relations, sales integration, government affairs, and social impact. Rusert holds a master’s degree in marketing from Webster University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Valparaiso University.

Board of Directors

Jeff Dunn


Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

Paul Tice


Argos Investment Advisors

Dr. F. Matthew Kuhlmann


Instructor in Medicine
Washington University

Dan Brown

Assistant Secretary

VP National Lending
Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Dave Anderson

Vice-President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development
Express Scripts

Julie Bantle


Rev. Roy Christell


Diane R. Drollinger

Network for Strong Communities

John A. Komlos

ARCO Construction Co., Inc.

Elise McCline

Vice President,
Lockton Dunning Benefits

Harry Mueller

Delta Group Electronics

Lisa J. Sombart


Norman Toon

St. Louis Market President

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