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Board of Directors Selects Next President/CEO

By April 7, 2021No Comments

The Swiss Village Board of Directors is pleased to announce Jay Dettorre as the next President/CEO for the retirement community. Jay has over 33 years of senior living experience, and for the last nineteen years, he has served in various roles for the Ohio Masonic Home. Currently, he serves as the Director of Major Giving for the Ohio Masonic Home Foundation in Springfield, Ohio.

The Board of Directors, along with the Swiss Village CEO Search Committee, partnered with the Deffet Group to conduct a national search for this position in preparation of Rod Mason, President/CEO’s, retirement. After a comprehensive interview process, including members of the Board of Directors and Swiss Village Senior Leadership Team, the Board of Directors made the decision to extend an offer of employment to Jay. He will be the fifth President/CEO for the community and will begin serving in this role during the week of May 17, 2021. He and his wife, Gina, will be relocating to Berne with their daughter, Emma.

“We are excited to welcome Jay to Swiss Village to provide leadership for our organization and continue the commitment to excellence which our residents receive from our dedicated employees,” said Kent Liechty, Search Committee Chair and Vice Chair of the Swiss Village Board of Directors.  “With over 30 years of solid retirement services experience, he is well situated to guide Swiss Village as we develop strategies to meet the needs of our current and future residents.  The collaboration between the Swiss Village staff, Senior Management Team, CEO Search Committee, and the Board of Directors was key in evaluating Jay’s qualifications and working with him and his family’s transition to our community.”

Jay is married to his wife, Gina, and has three daughters. Meredith (25) is married and works as a Life Enrichment professional in the field of aging. Madeline (22) is a Senior at the University of Akron and will begin her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology in the fall. Emma will be 6 years old in May and will be entering the 1st grade in the fall. Dettorre enjoys spending time with his family, kayaking, golfing, bike riding, hiking, and reading.

“I feel blessed, and humbled, to be joining the Swiss Village family,” said Jay Dettorre. “It’s a tremendous organization and everyone has been very welcoming of me and my family.  I’m looking forward to being an active member in the Berne community!”