President/CEO of Asbury Communities Retires

On May 31, Ed Thomas retired as President and CEO of Asbury Communities. Ed joined the Asbury family in 1987 and led the organization through decades of phenomenal growth.

He has also held a number of important roles in UMA, including as a member of our Board of Directors, Chair of the Older Adult Ministries Section, and as a member of the EAGLE Commission. Ed’s passionate commitment to UMA and our Wesleyan values served as a role model for numerous leaders in the Association. He is also recognized nationally for his work with Caring Communities Insurance Company and LeadingAge.

To honor him, the Asbury board created the Edwin C. Thomas III Leadership Award as a perpetual recognition of his vision and commitment to developing the next generation of leaders in older adult ministries.