Ronald R. Payne
Chief Executive Officer
Since 2003, Ronald R. Payne has served as Chief Executive Officer of Southwest LTC Management Services, LLC, a start-up company that owns, operates and manages 19 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities and seven assisted living facilities located throughout the states of Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Payne provides oversight for the procedural, operational and financial management of Southwest LTC, which has achieved notable growth over the last fourteen years. Mr. Payne is active in advocacy for the long term care industry, serving as Chairman of the Board of the Texas Healthcare Association as well as a board member at large of the Oklahoma Association of Healthcare Providers. Additionally, Mr. Payne has also been very active with the American Health Care Association serving on the Council for Post-Acute Care and Multi-facility CEO Committees. In addition to his participation with the THCA and AHCA boards and committees, he has served on client advisory boards for several long term care vendors. Mr. Payne is a frequent speaker on long term care topics and issues.
Prior to establishing Southwest LTC Management Services, Mr. Payne practiced law, specializing in commercial litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy/creditor rights and nursing home litigation. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Texas A&M University prior to completing his Juris Doctorate at Texas Tech School of Law, and is currently licensed by the State Bars of both Texas and Florida. During his practice of law, Mr. Payne had the distinguished honor of briefing a case before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Payne resides in Dallas with his wife of twenty five years, Emily and has three grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and following his beloved Aggies. He is a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas and serves on its Pastor/Parrish Board.
Chief Financial Officer
Craig Brashier, CPA, serves as Southwest LTC’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brashier joined Southwest LTC in July 2006 after serving as the company’s Loan Officer at Capmark Finance, Inc.
Mr. Brashier began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen LLP and KPMG, LLP where his audit clients specialized in financial services and mortgage banking. In March of 2003, Mr. Brashier joined Capmark Finance, Inc. (formerly GMAC Commercial Mortgage Financing Group) as an underwriter specializing in skilled nursing financing. While at Capmark, Mr. Brashier underwrote and managed a skilled nursing portfolio in excess of $250 million. During this time, Mr. Brashier developed a relationship with Southwest LTC which presented a unique opportunity to join Southwest LTC’s operations as Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Brashier earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Business Administration and his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Alabama. He is licensed by the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy and is an active member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Brashier has served the University of Alabama as an active member of the Young Advisors Council which assists the University with the development of its accounting curriculum.
Chief Operating Officer
Kirk Parsons recently joined Southwest LTC as the Chief Operating Officer in November 2018.