Rob Kretzinger

President and Chief Executive Officer, WesleyLife

Rob Kretzinger was named president and CEO of WesleyLife, Inc., in 2003, after having served as chief operating officer from 1996 until that year. Since his installation as CEO, Kretzinger has grown the Iowa-based nonprofit from a provider of senior housing to 1,000 older adults to one that provides housing, care, and services to more than 10,000 individuals through WesleyLife’s integrated and comprehensive health and wellness networks.

Positioned for continued growth with its eighth community opening this year, WesleyLife is Iowa’s most comprehensive senior living provider. The organization is pleased to have been designated a Great Place to Work, and its Metro Des Moines communities all have been named Best Senior Living by readers of The Des Moines Register. 

Kretzinger is a sought-after speaker and mentor in the aging services industry. He earned a bachelor of science in psychology and gerontology from Iowa State University and a master’s in healthcare administration from the University of North Texas.  He is actively involved in LeadingAge, the national membership organization for the United States’ 6,000 nonprofit aging services providers, at the state and national levels.

A native of Jefferson, Iowa, Rob and his wife, Glenda, have three grown children and live in the Des Moines area.