Jenkins Living Center names new CEO

January 26, 2023

WATERTOWN, S.D.–After an extensive executive search process, the Jenkins Living Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kasey Klapprodt has accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Jenkins Living Center, Inc. in Watertown.

Kasey is a native of Rapid City, SD, and has worked in skilled nursing facilities in Rapid City and most recently as Executive Director at Sage View Care Center with EmpRes Healthcare in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Kasey was a scholarship student athlete at South Dakota State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the university.

“The Board of Directors looks forward to Kasey leading the Jenkins organization into the future,” said Mike Kluck, Chairman of the Jenkins Board of Directors. “We have a wonderful culture of caring at Jenkins and found that Kasey shares our vision of creating a family atmosphere for both our residents and employees. I would like to thank the Search Committee and Board for their dedication during the search process. We are also thankful for the input from the Jenkins department supervisors. Our Board and staff are confident that Kasey is well equipped to lead us into the future.”

Kasey is expected to begin his duties at Jenkins Living Center on February 20th. His wife Kaitlyn, and their 6-month-old son, Myles, are excited to move to Watertown and be near family.