Edward Spencer, Chairman of the Warm Hearth, Inc., Board of Directors, has announced that William Lester took over as President and CEO for the Blacksburg-based senior living community on July 28
Lester returns to Warm Hearth after working for Commonwealth Care of Roanoke as administrator of Radford Health and Rehab Center and replaces Brad Dalton, who resigned from the position in mid-July.
Lester is a veteran village employee having served 19 years in various roles on campus. He began as housekeeping supervisor at the Kroontje Health Center and then went on to become director of environmental services, assistant administrator, administrator of Showalter Center and finally administrator of the Kroontje Health Care Center.
“I am eager to create a smooth leadership transition and use my knowledge of our history and mission to aptly lead forward progress on major initiatives as well as daily oversight of general operations,” Lester said. “There’s no place like Warm Hearth and I’m proud to be coming back home.”
Lester lives in Christiansburg where he enjoys spending time with family and friends. Some of his favorite hobbies are gardening, working with his horses, and traveling when time permits.
Warm Hearth Village is a nonprofit senior living community in Blacksburg that provides a full continuum of living options on our campus and in the home.