WesleyLife Welcomes Key Philanthropy, Finance Leaders

posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Vogel and Hanson

WesleyLife, in its 73rd year as a comprehensive provider of services for older adults, has announced the additions to its leadership roster of a philanthropic leader and a finance professional, both with wide-ranging experience in fundraising and healthcare, respectively, and each with a vision for the future of senior housing.

Charles “Chad” Vogel joins WesleyLife as Vice President of Philanthropy, a newly created position that represents the organization’s elevated commitment to philanthropy as part of its strategic vision, and Conrad Hanson joins WesleyLife as Controller, another representation of elevated investment in support of growth and development.

In their roles, Vogel and Hanson will assist in driving WesleyLife’s aggressive growth strategy, further positioning the organization to help older adults live lives of enhanced health, well-being, purpose, and meaning, wherever they call home.

“We are pleased to add two executives to our team who are well-equipped to enhance our mission and vision on behalf of the individuals we serve,” Rob Kretzinger, CEO of WesleyLife, said.

“As increasing numbers of individuals seek our well-being network, we are called to help people live as healthily as they can, wherever ‘home’ happens to be. Chad and Conrad's expertise and keen understanding of our objectives and what it will take to meet them will help keep us well poised to meet that challenge.”

Vogel brings more than 20 years of experience in fundraising to WesleyLife. He most recently served as Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Engagement for YSS, a community-based youth services organization headquartered in Ames. Before that, he served as Associate Dean of Development for the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University and will complete his doctoral dissertation in December.

Hanson comes to WesleyLife from UnityPoint, where he served as a Regional Finance Director with significant responsibility for finance, accounting, reporting, and internal control functions.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and prior to his time at Unity Point, he served in CFO, CPA, and senior management roles in large public accounting firms.

Vogel can be reached at, and Hanson can be reached at

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