The Surrey Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Christi Seidel as President and CEO following a six-month, nationwide search. Christi brings strong leadership, extensive experience and a deep commitment to Surrey’s mission of serving the needs of older adults to this position. “Christi’s leadership has been evident at Surrey. Her accomplishments range from helping Surrey garner state and national awards for excellence, to ensuring operations continued smoothly without interruption during the COVID crisis,” stated Rick Davis, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Christi began as a volunteer grocery shopper at Surrey more than 20 years ago. In 2010, she joined the Surrey staff as the marketing manager. Since then, she has held roles in virtually every business area including management of Surrey’s community centers, membership, volunteers, Consignment Shop, and, most recently, as Surrey’s Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for Finance, Human Resources and Home Care Services.  “Surrey is truly a unique community made up of engaged older adults, supportive donors and partners, and committed volunteers working together to support Surrey’s mission and values. I am honored to lead Surrey as it enters its 40th year of serving older adults in our community,” said Christi.

Prior to joining Surrey, Christi was Marketing Director for Reed Technology and Information Services in Fort Washington. She holds a BBA from Marymount University and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. She is actively involved in several community organizations and she serves on an advisory board for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Christi was raised in Chester County and is a resident of Tredyffrin-Easttown. She has four adult children.