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Lutheran Senior Services Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Lutheran Senior Services Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Adam Marles to lead St. Louis’s largest not-for-profit starting November 1

July 30, 2021, St. Louis, Missouri – Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) has selected a new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Adam Marles, who is currently 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. Marles will officially begin his new role at LSS on November 1, 2021.

“All of us at LSS are looking forward to working with Adam to build upon the longevity and great reputation for quality care that LSS has not only in St. Louis but in Mid-Missouri and Central Illinois as well,” said Gary Anderson, acting LSS President and CEO.

In addition to his time with LeadingAge PA, Marles has experience within senior living organizations from serving as Senior Vice President, Advancement and Strategic Initiative, for Phoebe-Devitt Homes, a multi-site provider based in Pennsylvania. Prior to working in senior living, Marles worked as a practicing attorney representing healthcare providers. He has volunteered with a number of organizations including the Allentown Human Relations Commission, where he served as Chair, the United Way Alliance on the Aging Steering Committee, and on the board of the Eastern Pennsylvania Lutheran Camping Corporation.

“Adam brings a wealth of experience and passion for older adults,” said Jeff Dunn, LSS Board Chairperson. “We are excited to work with him to fulfill the LSS mission by supporting our employees and caring for the seniors we serve. As we transition, we are blessed to have Gary Anderson’s continued leadership as Chief Operating Officer.”

Marles 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.

“The LSS legacy of exceptional care and services for older adults is well known, and it’s a great privilege to be chosen to lead the LSS team as we build on such a strong foundation,” said Marles. “Gary has done an incredible job through the pandemic, and I look forward to working closely with him as we pivot toward a future filled with opportunity for the organization and those we serve.”

Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) is a mission-driven, not-for-profit network that specializes in housing, care, and supportive services for older adults 62+. With 21 locations in Missouri and Illinois, LSS serves more than 13,000 seniors a year through options that include Senior Living Communities offering all levels of living, Affordable Housing for those with limited incomes, and Home & Community Based Services. LSS builds upon more than 160 years of excellence in living out its Christian mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.

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