Centerstone, a Nashville-based behavioral health provider, has appointed retired Col. Kent Crossley as executive director of Centerstone Military Services, which provides services for service members, veterans and their families.
Centerstone operates more than 120 facilities in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Crossley, 58, is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Army. He'll oversee operations, development and fundraising for not-for-profit Centerstone's specialized military programs, which include free or low-cost counseling, online communities, a 24-hour crisis hotline and family counseling.
Most recently, Crossley was president and owner of Libre Energy Utility Professionals, which helps commercial and industrial businesses reduce their energy use. He's a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Army War College and served as the senior civil affairs commander for the Army in Iraq. As such, he was responsible for guiding the reconstruction of the country's infrastructure, government and economy.
Crossley has also served as Commander of the 5th Special Forces Group and later became Special Forces Operations Officer in Iraq. He was chief of the Center for Army Lessons Learned at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., which analyzes and integrates feedback from combat units to improve military effectiveness and reduce casualties. He also spent 15 years as a civil engineer in the U.S. Forest Service.
With the recent acquisitions of WellSpring Resources and Prairie Center, its 15th and 16th affiliations, Centerstone has become an organization with $220 million in revenue. It also is in the confidentiality stage of other deals that could add another $125 million in revenue.