After an extensive search, M. Troy McKnight, has been named the CEO of Willow Brook Christian Communities, announced today by the Willow Brook Board of Trustees. His appointment is effective in January.
McKnight will succeed Larry Harris, who, after 47 successful years in his role as CEO with Willow Brook, announced his retirement earlier this year to take place in late January of 2023.
Willow Brook Board President, Peggy Tidwell, shared, “We are thrilled that Troy has accepted the role to lead the Willow Brook team. His talent and enthusiasm will be an asset for our organization as we begin our 51st year in 2023.” Tidwell went on to express, “I also want to thank Larry Harris for his instrumental guidance as we finalized the selection. His ongoing encouragement and support in this transition has been invaluable. We are looking forward to Troy carrying on and advancing the work Larry has so commendably performed during his service with Willow Brook.”
McKnight has been the Executive Director of Christian Care Communities and Services in Fort Worth, Texas, for the last seven years. Prior to his service with Christian Care Communities, he served as the Executive Director of Sagora Senior Living in Granbury, Texas. His natural ability to connect and develop meaningful relationships with seniors assists him in compassionately guiding seniors through some of life’s most challenging years. Troy combines this passion for seniors with his ability to lead and mentor staff, ensuring quality and compassionate care of the residents he serves.
McKnight has served on multiple not-for-profit and mission-driven boards, while always making good senior care services a priority.
Troy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University. He also attended Abilene Christian University and is a Certified Assisted Living Manager.
Harris said, “I heartily welcome Troy to Willow Brook! My leader team and I will be working hard to pass on to him ‘the Willow Brook way’ we all have worked so hard to create in this ministry. I will be 100 percent behind him and will do all I can to ensure a smooth transition.”