HarryHobson2Harry Hobson, Vice Chair Trustee

It is especially rewarding for me to serve on this Foundation Board, as I have had an opportunity to experience life at Plymouth Harbor for 10 years, and can now witness what philanthropy can do to make life here better and better!”

Harry Hobson has been president and CEO of Plymouth Harbor on Sarasota Bay for 10 years.  During his career, he has worked in both hospital and retirement community administration. Prior to his arrival at Plymouth Harbor, he was the President and CEO of Westminster-Canterbury Retirement Community of Irvington, Virginia, and First Community Village of Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Hobson received Masters Degrees in both Business Management and Healthcare Administration from Central Michigan University, and completed gerontological studies at George Washington University. He holds nursing home administrator licenses in Florida and Ohio.  Harry has been widely recognized throughout the industry, having received the 2013 Executive of the Year award from LeadingAge Florida, and while in Ohio, earned the Professional of the Year and Award of Honor from LeadingAge Ohio.  He has just completed his second term on the Florida Governor’s Continuing Care Advisory Board.  As a faculty member at The Ohio State University, he lectured on Long Term Care Policy and Executive Leadership.

He and his wife Nancy live in Sarasota, with their very special black lab Bridgett.  They have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.  Harry and Nancy plan to someday become residents of Plymouth Harbor.