COLUMBUS — Wilmington resident Brad Reynolds has been named Executive Director for Cape May Retirement Village effective Oct. 26. It was announced by OPRS Communities Chief Operation Officer Daniel J. O’Connor.
A native of Wilmington and graduate of Wilmington High School, Reynolds earned his BA and MA from The Ohio State University. Following graduation, he worked for 12 years in utilities, banking and city government before launching a 24-plus year career in senior living.
From 1990 to 2010, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS) and was part of the original OPRS team that acquired Cape May Retirement Village from Westover Senior Services in 1998. After serving in the OPRS corporate human resources leadership role for 20 years, Reynolds moved from Columbus to Germantown, Maryland, where he served in an executive role with another senior living organization, Asbury Communities. He returned to Ohio in late 2014 and remained close to senior living through consulting with several nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) leaders and their boards.
During the 20 years he was with OPRS, Reynolds was active in the greater community, serving on several boards of directors and trustees – including Ohio State University’s Marion Regional Campus, Boards of Education for Olentangy Local Schools and the Delaware Ohio Area Career Center, Liberty/Powell YMCA, and was an adjunct professor with Franklin University in Columbus.
Reynolds said he is thrilled to have returned to his hometown and to have rejoined the OPRS family.
“The passion I have for serving older adults and those who care for them was born during my years with Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services,” he said. “In many ways I feel as if I never really left OPRS — my love of the organization’s mission is deeply engrained in who I am and drives my need to serve others.”
Reynolds succeeds current Executive Director Jean Morgan. She leaves Cape May to become Executive Director at another OPRS campus, Llanfair Retirement Community in North College Hill.
Cape May Retirement Village is one of 12 retirement communities owned and operated by OPRS Communities, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), headquartered in Columbus. Since 1922, OPRS has defined the highest standards of quality of life for older adults.