Leadership Team

The Leadership Team

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Robert (Tony) Foster

President and Managing Member

Robert Foster is the President and Managing Member of Foster Group and Culpepper Place Assisted Living communities. He has worked in all aspects of the business since joining the company in 1982, with extensive experience in management, operations and construction of health care facilities and real estate development. Tony is the general contractor and qualifying agent for the company’s construction operations. He worked as a licensed nursing home administrator from 1984 to 1996 and was an administrator of six different family-owned skilled nursing facilities during that time.

Tony is active in several state and local organizations, including serving as a member of the Missouri State University Foundation Board of Directors. Over the years, he has given several scholarships, both athletic and academic, to Missouri State University. He also served on the board of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Tony served on the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee for four years, three of those as chairman.

Tony received a bachelor’s degree from Missouri State University in 1981 and an MBA from St. Leo University in 2008.

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J. Kaye Foster-Gibson

Senior Vice President

J. Kaye Foster-Gibson is the Senior Vice President of Foster Group. Kaye began working in the family business in 1970. She has held several management positions in the family health care and real estate development business, including over twenty years as a licensed nursing home administrator. In her current capacity, Kaye is responsible for the treasury function for all construction projects. She has held this position for over 20 years.

Kaye is active in several civic organizations in the Springfield, Missouri area. She serves on the board of the Ozarks Area Council of Churches Foundation and has also served on the board of The Friends of the Art Museum and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors. She is an active supporter of her alma mater, Drury University.

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Chuck Wente

Vice President and Project Manager

Chuck Wente has been with Foster Group since 1996 and serves as Vice President and Project Manager for all construction projects. Prior to joining Foster Group, he was Director of Operations for Prom Management Services, Inc., a professional lodging management and consulting service corporation and served as Vice President of Sturgell Hotels/Sturgell Property Management Company, with responsibility for all field operations. Chuck has a broad base of operational experience in start-up operations.

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Kelly Snider

Office Administrator

Kelly Snider, joined Foster Group in 2016 as Office Administrator. She has previously held several marketing and management positions including, regional marketing director at BKD, LLP, managing director of Management Executives, Inc. and client associate for US Bank’s Trust and Estates group.

Kelly received a bachelor’s degree in business management and psychology from Drury University in 2005.

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