Vice President, Operations
Andy Bynum is the Vice President of Operations at Abby Development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Cum Laude) and an MBA, both from West Virginia University. He has over 40 years of experience in business management, as a college instructor in Canada, a business owner and as an executive in assisted living corporations that serve seniors throughout the US.
Andy has led assisted living and memory care communities in Executive Director roles for industry-leading companies such as Emeritus, the once largest assisted living organization in America, Capital Senior Living and Signature Senior Living.
Throughout his career, Andy has developed proprietary programs to enhance care for seniors and has implemented computerized programs that improve the continuum of care for senior adults throughout their lives, bringing accuracy to treatment programs and cost savings for residents.
Andy has received numerous awards—presented from assisted living residents and their families; from assisted living staff teams; and from C-suite assisted living developers. In 2003, his leadership of Eastman Estates led to the facility’s designation as the “Best Assisted Living Community in Longview.” In 2011, Andy received the President’s Award from Capital Senior Living for having ranked first among the firm’s 54 communities, based on financial performance, occupancy and resident satisfaction. An advocate by nature, he served on the Child Welfare Board for Henderson County, Texas and has been as an activist for senior adults through various volunteer and educational programs. His efforts include serving for multiple years on the committee that organizes the annual REACH Conference hosted by the Area Agency on Aging of East Texas. REACH stands for Regional Education on Aging, Caregiving, and Healthcare.
Outside of work, Andy is an avid outdoorsman and also enjoys building and renovation activities. For many years, as a private business owner, he enjoyed being an art glass innovator, designing unique stained glass windows, doors and specialty items for businesses, private residences and celebrities.