Kent L. Shields, president and chief executive of C.C. Young, will retire next July from the 500-resident retirement center.
Russell Crews, the center’s chief financial officer, has been promoted to executive vice president and will become the president and CEO after Shields’ retirement on July 1, 2013.
Shields started with C.C. Young after a 25-year career in the Air Force, from which he retired as a lieutenant colonel.
Shields began as an intern in the summer of 1995 and quickly rose through the organization, serving as administrator of assisted services, vice president of operations and chief operating officer before becoming president and CEO.
During his tenure, Shields has led the organization through three construction projects totaling more than $74 million.
Crews joined C.C. Young as chief financial officer in February 2008. He is a Certified Public Accountant with an MBA from the University of North Texas and a master’s in economics from Southern Methodist University.
He has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting and private industry.
He and his wife reside in Dallas and have three grown children.