William M. Ward Jr., president of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America Inc., and PMMA’s board of trustees, announced the promotion of PMMA Chief Financial Officer Bruce H. Shogren of Hesston to president and chief executive officer of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s three subsidiary corporations, Presbyterian Manors Inc., Aberdeen Village Inc. and Ashfield Active Living and Wellness Communities Inc., dba Aberdeen Heights.


 William M. Ward Jr., president of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America Inc., and PMMA’s board of trustees, announced the promotion of PMMA Chief Financial Officer Bruce H. Shogren of Hesston to president and chief executive officer of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s three subsidiary corporations, Presbyterian Manors Inc., Aberdeen Village Inc. and Ashfield Active Living and Wellness Communities Inc., dba Aberdeen Heights.
In his new role as president and CEO, Shogren is responsible for supervising, directing and controlling the business and officers of the subsidiary corporations, as well as developing and monitoring organizational policy, and overseeing activities that relate to the growth and strategy of PMI.
With the addition of Aberdeen Heights in Kirkwood, Mo., and major campus renovations at Aberdeen Village in Olathe, Topeka Presbyterian Manor and Wichita Presbyterian Manor, the board of trustees announced Ward will remain president of the parent company, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America Inc. He will continue to serve as liaison between PMMA and its constituents, including residents, churches, businesses and the communities PMMA serves. In addition, Shogren will serve as CEO of PMMA, working with Ward to direct the business and oversee the development and future growth of the parent company.
“With the changing environment in the senior living and wellness industry, the new structure will allow a better alignment of duties between PMMA, its subsidiary companies and our constituents. We are indeed fortunate to have a dedicated and talented senior leadership team that has had the blessing of seasoned, dedicated professionals, such as Bill Ward and Bruce Shogren,” Jay McKell, chair of the board, said in a news release. “Ultimately, the bottom line is that this new alignment is part of an ongoing re-commitment to the mission and purpose of Presbyterian Manors.”