Steven M. Westra  |  President & CEO  |  Esprit Memory Care, LLC & Hegg Hospitality Management, LLC

WestraSteveSteven M. Westra is the CEO of Esprit Memory Care and the chief operating officer of Hegg Companies Inc. Esprit is affiliated with the Hegg Companies. In 2009, Steven and Paul Ode Hegg, president and CEO of Hegg Companies, started developing plans to build Esprit facilities around the Midwest. The facilities are designed to allow people suffering from dementia to live and die with pride and dignity. The first Esprit Memory Care center opened in Omaha, Neb. Steven has had experience dealing with the debilitating effects that dementia can have on families and caregivers. His goal is make Esprit the premier residential facility for people with memory problems.

In addition to day-to-day management of Esprit Memory Care, Steve is also the President and CEO of Hegg Hospitality Management, LLC.

His responsibilities with the Hegg Companies include business acquisitions and development activities. Prior to becoming a founding member of Esprit, Steven spent 16 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He also has experience in government. He serves in the South Dakota Legislature as a representative of District 13 and in 2015 was appointed as Assistant Majority Leader. He also has served on the Board of Health for the city of Sioux Falls.

He provides Hegg Companies with valuable experience in management strategy, brand building and workforce development. He has strong acumen in business operations, human resources, state government and development. He excels at recognizing business priorities and maximizing the performance of the business and the development of people. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota.