Nationwide search leads to San Antonio Executive to lead military retirement community
San Antonio, March 21, 2018 – The Army Residence Community (ARC), a San Antonio nonprofit Continuing Care/Life Plan Community, announced today that Steven Fuller has been selected to lead the military retirement community as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume his position at the ARC on May 15, 2018 as only the fourth leader in the 31-year history of the organization.
“I am very excited and honored to join the Army Residence Community family,” said Fuller. “I look forward to serving retired military officers, their spouses, widows and widowers, alongside a very committed, top-notch board of directors and team of coworkers. Together, we will build upon the rich traditions of the ARC and lead the organization into a bright and successful future.”
The Army Residence Community began a search for a CEO in September 2017 with the assistance of Witt/Kieffer, an Illinois-based Executive Search Firm specializing in Continuing Care Retirement Community leadership. Over 600 resumes were reviewed for the position before Fuller was selected as the top candidate.
“We are pleased and excited that Steve Fuller has decided to join the ARC as its CEO. His experience and proven success in the field of elder care is exactly what we were looking for in a CEO. The board of directors looks forward to our partnership with Steve and his service to our residents,” said retired COL Herb Coley, Chairman of the Army Residence Community Board of Directors.
Fuller has been a Licensed Nursing Facility Administrator since 1996 and has over 20 years of long-term care experience, serving the last 17 years as Chief Executive Officer for a similar nonprofit community, the Village at Incarnate Word. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Science in Studies in Aging from the University of North Texas. He is a current member, and former board member of LeadingAge Texas, a nonprofit trade association representing the full continuum of mission-driven, not-for-profit aging services providers in Texas – an organization that provides leadership, advocacy, and education for nonprofit retirement housing and nursing home communities that serve the needs of aging Texans.
The Army Residence Community is a nonprofit, accredited Continuing Care/Life Plan Community for retired U.S. military officers, their spouses, widows and widowers. Throughout its history, the ARC has continually evolved and grown to meet the needs of, and improve the quality of life for residents through expansion, modernization, and the construction of new amenities. The ARC is located on 150 acres in Northeast San Antonio – near Joint Base San Antonio and San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). The community currently serves 750 residents in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, and Memory Care. The ARC employs approximately 400 employees.