Jay began his appointment as Plymouth Place CEO on January 1, 2018. Most recently, he was the CEO of Meadows Communities in Normal, Illinois. He has extensive leadership experience in senior living, including Kisco Senior Living, Lifespace Communities and Vibrant Life Senior Living, where he led major infrastructure upgrades, including a new IT platform and an expansion of resident services. He also launched an ambassador program to increase employee and resident satisfaction, and implemented a Q.A.P.I. process to improve quality outcomes in clinical and support service areas. He started his career with ServiceMaster Management Services. Jay grew up on a farm in Volo, Illinois, before earning a marketing degree from Northern Illinois University. He has four sons and seven grandchildren, ranging in age from newborn to 7 years old. In his spare time, Jay enjoys golf, biking, hiking, and travel. Additionally, he has served in leadership roles at faith-based ministries and has supported related non-profit organizations.