CEO Tom Feusse Retires After 15 Years

This letter was posted on behalf of CEO Tom Feusse. 

To our valued partners and friends: 

On September 1, 2021, I will retire from CEO of Wallick Communities. There’s no perfect time to step aside; however, now seems to be the right time. I will always cherish my relationship with Wallick and look forward to continuing as Chairman of Wallick’s Advisory Board and as a part-owner. 

My retirement comes on the cusp of a new beginning for Wallick. Seeing this day coming, Julie, Howard, and I came together and decided three years ago that Wallick needed someone to step up and step into this role. Someone who embraces our values, understands our business and industry, and will be here for the long-term to lead us with excellence through this transformative time. As we announced one year ago, that someone is Amy Albery. 

In Amy’s ten years at Wallick, she has led two of our five business units and held a leadership role within another. In the past year, she successfully led our property management, asset management, and support service teams through the pandemic in her current role as Chief Operating Officer. A proven leader with a compassionate mindset focused on doing well while doing good, Amy will now lead the 55-year-old Wallick Communities into the next chapter of its story.   

Now is an important time for Wallick. Our Senior Leadership team is strong. Our strategy, created from the bottom-up, prepares us for meaningful growth. Our mission to open doors to homes, opportunities, and hope means more to us now than it ever has. I’m proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years. We’ve grown, not just in size, but in how we impact those we serve. We’ve proven that we can run a high-performing business and do good work. To accomplish such, we built a team of smart people with big hearts who enjoy working with one another.    

While we fondly remember the past, it’s our future that drives us. Wallick’s best days are ahead, and we cannot and will not miss a beat during this transition. We’re significantly expanding our impact, and we have all the right players in place to do just that. 

Thank you for your unwavering support, partnership, and friendship through the years. Our success couldn’t be achieved without you, and we want you here with us as we continue to soar to new heights. 

Wishing you all the best,