Wesley Manor Retirement Community Welcomes Frederick A. Taylor, Jr. as Executive Director

FRANKFORT, Ind. (Feb. 27, 2020) – Wesley Manor Retirement Community has named Frederick A. Taylor, Jr. as executive director. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the health care field to this position. 

“We very much appreciate having a quality professional like Fred Taylor to join us and to lead our Frankfort team. I am eager for the Wesley Manor team and the Frankfort community to meet him and see what an amazing leader he is,” said Dan Carr, vice president of operations for BHI Senior Living, which operates Wesley Manor. “We really hit a home run in securing Fred for the Frankfort position.”

Taylor bring more than 30 years of health management experience to Wesley Manor. For more than 23 years, he’s served as a consultant for health care, non-profit organizations, foundations in Indiana and beyond. 

“I am very excited about the opportunity to serve Wesley Manor and the Frankfort community,” said Taylor. “Wesley Manor is a wonderful campus with outstanding services and I look forward to getting to know the residents, patients, staff members, and families.”

Taylor earned a B.S., an M.B.A and a Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University. He also earned a master’s degree in education and a certificate in Public Management.

A decorated U.S. Army veteran, Taylor is a three-time Purple Heart recipient. He served with the First Cavalry Division [Airmobile] and earned a Combat Infantryman Badge and is a Cross of Gallantry recipient. He also received the Air Medal. National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Vietnamese Campaign Medal.

He has received the following honors.

Indiana Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame [2017];

Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Mike Pence [2016];

Golden Hoosier Award by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch [2018];

Outstanding Alumnus by the Indiana University School of Education [2019];

Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Paul Patton [2000];

Tennessee Colonel by Gov. Don Sundquist [2001];

James Dean Humanitarian Award [2007]; and

Certificate of Recognition by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates [2008].

Taylor is a member of the IU Alumni Association, Elks Club, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and Association of the US Army.

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Wesley Manor has been the premier retirement community in Frankfort since 1961. It is an affiliate of Indiana-based, non-profit BHI Senior Living, which began in 1905 as a faith-based organization and has four other continuing care retirement communities in the state: The Barrington in Carmel, Four Seasons in Columbus, Hoosier Village in Indianapolis, and The Towne House in Fort Wayne. While it is also a nonprofit, BHI Senior Living has the size and financial strength to compete and succeed in today’s marketplace. BHI has a powerful balance sheet and a BBB+ rating from financial rating service Fitch.

MEDIA CONTACT:  Dan Carr, dcarr@bhiseniorliving.org, 260-704-7998