Genesis board announces Johnson’s retirement

Genesis CEO Terry Johnson is retiring after 40 years with the organization.

Terry L. Johnson, CEO of Genesis Development, will retire at the close of business Wednesday, July 31, by mutual agreement with the Genesis Development board of directors. Johnson has been with the company 40 years.

The Genesis  Development board of directors made the announcement Saturday.

“It has been my pleasure to work for a dynamic organization which lives and practices its mission on a daily basis. Our premise is that every life matters. The years I have spent at Genesis have reinforced this time and time again,” said Johnson. “I look forward to the future of Genesis Development and the progress they will make in the lives of people with disabilities.”

Genesis Development’s board of directors has begun a comprehensive search and evaluation process to select a permanent replacement for the role of chief executive officer.

“Over the past 40 years, Terry has helped build Genesis Development into a leader in mental health services for the state of Iowa and we thank him for his many contributions. We are profoundly grateful for the visionary leadership Terry has provided to Genesis and to our industry, and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Tim Heisterkamp, president of the Genesis Development board.

“We are fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and capable leadership team already in place that can execute on our strategic initiatives while we identify the right individual to lead Genesis Development into a new era. As our industry continues to evolve and we look to the future, we are focused on aligning our resources and programs to best serve our members and are excited about the many opportunities ahead,” Heisterkamp said.

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