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Markwith named Chief Financial Officer

By Ann Lovell

RICHMOND, Virginia—LifeSpire of Virginia, which manages four continuing care retirement communities throughout Virginia and Lakewood at Home, a membership-based program for seniors in Richmond, is pleased to announce that Chris Markwith has been selected as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Markwith will be responsible for directing overall financial operations for LifeSpire, its communities, foundation offices and Lakewood at Home. For the past year, Markwith served as the organization’s controller. His expected transition date to the CFO role is June 1, 2019.

Markwith succeeds Joe Kelley who will retire in October 2019 after more than 10 years of service with LifeSpire, spanning a career of more than 40 years.

“Our search for a CFO brought in candidates from all over the country,” said Jonathan Cook, LifeSpire’s President and CEO. “Chris came to us a little over a year ago with prior experience as a CFO but little experience in senior living. Over the past year, Chris has proven that he has the skills, abilities and commitment to our mission that will continue to move the organization forward. I am confident he will be a great asset to our organization in this new role.”

Markwith has more than 25 years’ experience in progressive leadership roles in auditing, finance and operations for a number of organizations including the Commonwealth of Virginia, Signet Banking Corporation (now Wells Fargo), MCV Physicians, ChildFund International, Patient Services, Inc., and Health Savings Adminstrators, LLC.

Markwith, a certified public accountant, is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He and his wife, Ann, have two children, Kayla and Wyatt. The family resides in Powhatan.

 

Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond along with Lakewood at Home, a home-based membership program for seniors in Richmond.

 

Now Recruiting: Chief Financial Officer

LifeSpire of Virginia is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead and manage the financial matters of the organization. The CFO also manages the information technologies team of the organization. The CFO directly supervises the Information Technology Director and the Controller. The CFO also works closely with the Board of Trustees in matters of investment, audit, finance, and strategic planning.

LifeSpire of Virginia is a not-for-profit (NFP) organization located in Richmond, Virginia. It is the parent company of four NFP continuing care retirement communities within the state of Virginia.  Our communities are The Culpeper, The Chesapeake, The Glebe, and Lakewood.

Key qualifications and personal characteristics for this position include:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. Master’s in Accounting or MBA and CPA preferred
  • Superior communicator
  • 10+ years Healthcare accounting/finance experience with knowledge of major reimbursement programs
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible management experience, preferably in a service based not-for-profit organization
  • Proven experience within a CCRC or senior living environment
  • Proven leadership ability managing a diverse employee work group
  • Ability to delegate and operate strategically

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

The ideal candidate will be a competent, compassionate, and committed professional who is willing to enter into a long-term commitment of service to the organization and to do so within a team-oriented, collaborative, servant-leadership environment. The candidate will be a person of high integrity and ethical standards and have a personal reputation that would reflect well on the organization. Of equal importance will be a high standard of care and concern for current and future residents. The candidate will evidence a commitment to establishing community collaborations. As a relationship-oriented person, the CFO will be an excellent communicator and will maintain a visible presence among staff, residents, and clients.

This job offers a competitive base salary with a bonus incentive structure, as well as an excellent benefits package. The full-time benefits package includes options for health, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, generous paid time off, and relocation assistance. EOE.

Qualified applicants may apply by emailing a resume to: Jonathan Cook, Chief Executive Officer, at jcook@lifespireliving.org and Leslie Caldwell, Executive Assistant, at lcaldwell@lifespireliving.org.