The Springs Living Promotes COO Jay Leo to President

The Springs Living today announced Chief Operating Officer Jay Leo has been promoted to President. Company Founder Fee Stubblefield, who held the concurrent titles of President and Chief Executive officer, will continue as CEO.

An MBA graduate of Arizona State University, Leo has contributed to the success of the Company’s steady expansion as it grew from five senior living communities when he started in 2010 to 17 in 2019.

As President, Leo will focus on the Company’s operational structure and systems, key measurements, and quality and performance predictability. His expanded role is especially important as the company finalizes construction on new, innovative senior living communities in Lake Oswego, Oregon and Bozeman, Montana, and undertakes major renovations on other properties in 2019.

“Jay is talented in the areas of organizational development and strategic alignment because he leads with humility, which encourages open communication with our employees and the residents we serve in our communities,” said Stubblefield. “The end result is that he makes the right things happen.”

Leo joined the senior housing sector after his time at Intel Corp where he held analyst and management positions. While at The Springs Living, he worked his way from Executive Director of The Springs at Tanasbourne, to Director of Operations at the home office in McMinnville, Oregon. He was named Chief Operating Officer in 2016.

Leo serves as an active board member of the National Center for Assisted Living, and on the Future Leaders Council of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

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About The Springs Living…
The Springs Living is a locally owned senior housing company headquartered in McMinnville, Oregon and founded in 1996. With a purpose to positively change the way people experience senior living, The Springs Living offers independent living, assisted living and memory care within most communities. For more information visit

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