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 tens of thousands of individuals through WesleyLife’s integrated and comprehensive health and wellness networks.

Positioned for continued growth and leadership, WesleyLife is Iowa’s most comprehensive senior living provider. The organization is pleased to have been named a Great Place to Work(R) for the past two years, and its 10 Communities for Healthy Living, in cities ranging from western Iowa to western Illinois, offer a well-being focus that encourages older adults to live healthier, more meaningful lives.

Kretzinger is a sought-after speaker and mentor in the senior housing, care and services industry. He earned bachelor of science degrees 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.