Charter Promotes Jayne Sallerson to President

by Jeff Shaw

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Charter Senior Living, a Naperville-based owner-operator, has promoted Jayne Sallerson from chief operating officer (COO) to president/COO. Founder Keven Bennema will continue in his role as CEO.

Sallerson has been with the company for five of its seven years in existence. She previously worked at Benchmark Senior Living and Emeritus Senior Living, among other notable seniors housing organizations.

Along with appointing Sallerson as president, Charter has added two new leadership positions to the company. Cathy Hampton was promoted to vice president of operations and Leslie Eldridge was named regional director of new developments.

Hampton has been with Charter for nearly five years, working as senior regional director of operations. In her new position, she’ll oversee all regional directors of operations, as well as the director of programming and memory care and the director of dining services.

Eldridge will transition from her previous position as regional director of operations. Her transition will allow the regional director of operations to focus on existing operating communities and have a dedicated resource focusing on new developments.

“Our goal is to ensure we can maintain our hands-on approach to operating communities,” says Sallerson.

Today, Charter Senior Living is developing and managing 47 senior living communities in 13 states.

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