Knoxville, Tenn. (Jan 2024) — Dominion Senior Living is excited to announce the appointment of Doug Veazey to the position of Chief Operating Officer for Dominion Senior Living. With over 21 years of experience in the senior living industry, four of which have been spent at Dominion Senior Living, Veazey is well equipped to assume this position of leadership. 

“Doug Veazey is widely admired and respected within the senior living profession,” says Bryan Cook, President of Dominion Senior Living. “As we went through an exhaustive search and interview process for our new Chief Operating Officer, Doug consistently outdistanced himself from all others by readily showing his commitment to excellence, passion for exceptional care and services for our residents, and he has an unwavering resolve to support our team members in fulfilling our mission. Without question, Doug Veazey is absolutely the right person to lead our teams into the future!” 

Doug Veazey began in the senior living industry in 2002 as Division Vice President of Operations for Century Park Associates, a division of Life Care Centers of America, where he was responsible for operational oversight of 32 Independent Living and Assisted Living communities and opening five new communities across the country. In 2016, Veazey joined Enlivant Senior Living, acting as Senior Vice President of Operations. Under his leadership, Veazey helped Enlivant grow from 18 communities to 64 communities across ten states and built exceptional regional leadership teams.  

In June of 2019, Veazey joined Dominion Senior Living as Senior Vice President of Operations-Everlan and focused on launching and developing four Everlan independent senior living communities, across three states. In 2020, Veazey was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations for the entire 17 community portfolio of Dominion Senior Living. 

Barry Ray, CEO at Dominion Senior Living, comments about the transition, “We are thrilled to have Doug taking over the Chief Operating Officer responsibility for Dominion. Since my and Bryan’s leadership involvement began with Dominion Senior Living in early 2023, we have been impressed with Doug’s steady hand serving the residents, families and team members while focusing on operating results. His compassion for leading with a servant’s heart is very evident and we look forward to many successes through his leadership.”  

Doug Veazey and his wife of 37 years, Rachel, have been blessed with two wonderful sons, Benjamin and the late Michael. Together, the Veazeys are grateful to be serving the Greatest Generation with honor, respect and integrity.   



Dominion Senior Living operates a family of senior living communities throughout the eastern United States, specializing in independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., the company is committed to honoring God through service to seniors by providing excellent service through faith and compassion. More information is available at

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