C. Sherman Huff
C. Sherman Huff returns to Epworth Villa as interim CEO and president after 18 years as CEO at Spanish Cove Retirement Village in Yukon.
Huff had worked in management at the Federal Reserve Bank for more than 20 years before beginning a second career in 1990 as a member of Epworth Villa’s leadership team. He served as CFO and vice president for four years before taking the reins at Spanish Cove.
“I feel like God has definitely brought this back around,” Huff said in accepting the Epworth appointment. “This is the season and the time I should be here. I feel blessed.”
While in Yukon, Huff directed the retirement complex’s finances, strategic long-range planning, and resident and employee relations, while overseeing the remodeling and expanding of campus facilities and operating in the black.
“My greatest joy in management is to see people become all that they can be and more than they thought they could be,” he said. “I just like to see people grow.”
A veteran of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Management and a Master’s of Education in Gerontology from the University of Central Oklahoma. He also completed graduate work at University of Wisconsin and University of Colorado.
Familiar to Oklahomans as a longtime host of Channel 9’s weekly About Your Retirement segment, Huff has served as a family counselor at an outpatient addiction-treatment center and a facilitator for marriage enrichment workshops. He and his wife, Andi, celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary on April 21, 2017.
His goals at Epworth Villa are as straight-forward and authentic as his cowboy boots and easy smile: “I want residents and staff to be as happy as they choose to be. I want to set an environment, a culture, where they feel valued and appreciated and to do all I can to help Epworth be all it can be. Because it’s a fabulous place.”