Dewey Pettit will add his passion for the future of senior living to his varied financial leadership experience as he assumes his new role on June 21 — Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Vista Prairie Communities (VPC). Dewey is ready for the transition from senior leadership in for-profit companies to a nonprofit.
“I am delighted to join this innovative organization,” Dewey said. “The role of senior care organizations will increase significantly in the future. I am eager to help Vista Prairie continue its growth and maintain its integrity as one of the best providers in the Midwest.”
Dewey joins VPC from HomeRiver Group where he was the Vice President – Finance, responsible for the financial reporting, accounting and treasury functions. During his four-years at HomeRiver, he built the accounting team and integrated numerous acquisitions that more than tripled the size of the company.
Prior to HomeRiver he was the Director, Sales Operations at Polaris Industries, where he also served as the Chief Audit Executive, streamlining external and internal audit and implementing a process improvement practice. Dewey also held various Financial Planning & Analysis leadership roles at Boston Scientific. He started his career at KPMG in their assurance practice and was a Certified Public Accountant for six years.
“We welcome Dewey to Vista Prairie Communities, to this important role and to our Executive Leadership Team,” said VPC President and CEO Jim Bettendorf. “Dewey will be responsible to ensure that our finance team continues to provide its excellent financial management and counsel. Our Controller, Reed Mainquist, and his staff will report to him.”
Dewey earned his BBA in Accounting from Saint John’s University and holds an MBA from Indiana University, with a major in Finance. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Plymouth Wayzata Youth Baseball Association and resides in Maple Grove, MN with his wife and their two children.
Welcome aboard Dewey!