Brian S. Nageotte, chief operating officer of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community of Meadville, will become its new president and chief executive officer later this year.

Nageotte was selected by Wesbury’s board of directors to succeed Donald E. Clawson as president and CEO of Wesbury and its associated entities effective March 31. Clawson is retiring from Wesbury.

Wesbury is a not-for-profit organization that offers a full slate of aging services, including independent living, enhanced living and personal care, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation as well as in-home help.

“Brian has been an integral employee since he started with Wesbury,” Wesbury Board Chairman Timothy J. Bracken said. “He has the experience required and leadership abilities needed to continue the positive direction of Wesbury.

“The board of directors has tremendous confidence that Brian is the right person to succeed Mr. Clawson,” Bracken said. “I am excited and optimistic about the future of Wesbury.”

Nageotte has been with Wesbury for 16 years in various financial capacities, including serving most recently as chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

Nageotte said he is looking forward to taking the helm at Wesbury.

“It’s an opportunity I’ve been preparing for for a few years now,” Nageotte said. “I appreciate the confidence of Wesbury’s board and the staff and will work to continue to keep Wesbury as a valuable member of the community and center for senior living.”

Nageotte has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He received his master’s in business administration from Case Western University’s Weatherhead School of Management in 2009.

He is a certified public accountant and is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.

His professional career began as a staff accountant and then a supervisor with the CPA firm of McGill, Power Bell and Associates for six years before coming to Wesbury in 1999.

Nageotte started at Wesbury as its controller, and in 2005, he became Wesbury’s CFO. Since 2010, Nageotte also has been Wesbury’s COO, managing all aspects of Wesbury’s operations. 

Nageotte is active in the local community as well. He has served as the chairman of The Salvation Army’s advisory board for 15 years as well as serving on the boards of directors of both Meadville Medical Center Board of Directors and the Meadville-Western Crawford County Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the board of incorporators for Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County.

A lifelong resident of Crawford County, Brian and his wife, Lori, live in Guys Mills with their two children, Sarah and Jonathan.

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