SSSEVA to welcome new CEO

Published 10:47 pm Thursday, July 5, 2018

For the first time in 28 years, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia will welcome a new chief executive officer next month.

Steve Zollos will take the helm on Aug. 1, 2018. No stranger to the organization, Zollos is currently SSSEVA’s chief operating officer and has held responsibility for its operations since November 2017. He brings more than 20 years of health care and business management experience to his new role, including a successful track record in developing revenue-producing community services for seniors and caregivers.

Zollos previously worked as the chief operating officer for a national emergency management organization and as the executive director of senior services and community outreach for the Bon Secours Virginia Health System. He has served as chairman of the board of directors for both Ramps Across America Inc. and Bon Secours’ Successful Aging Forum.

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“The Board of Directors conducted an extensive search for our award-winning organization with assistance from a national aging leader and a local consultant. Mr. Zollos was selected from over 80 applicants across the United States. We are confident he will continue to grow our capacity as the South Hampton Roads’ premier aging service organization,” said SSSEVA President Hope Lomax-Jones.

SSSEVA’s new chief executive officer holds both a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and a Master of Business Administration degree in information systems from Bowling Green State University of Ohio. He has been happily married to Debbie Zollos for more than 30 years, and they have five adult children. In his spare time, Steve is a beekeeper and gardener who enjoys all things outdoors.

“SSSEVA has a critical mission to accomplish. Our region with over 200,000 seniors will gain over 100,000 more elders in the next 10 years. Steve Zollos has the business experience, compassion and moral compass to lead our organization into the future,” said outgoing chief executive officer John Skirven.