LeadingAge announced Friday it has named Katrinka Smith Sloan as its new president and CEO. Sloan will replace Larry Minnix, who has helmed the association since 2000 and previously announced his plans to retire at the end of this year.
Sloan, who goes by Katie, currently serves as LeadingAge’s senior vice president and chief operating officer, as well as the executive director of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA).
LeadingAge represents approximately 6,000 not-for-profit senior services and care providers.
Prior to joining LeadingAge, Sloan held management positions of increasing responsibility at AARP between 1991 and 2000. Before AARP, she served as a policy research specialist for the American Association of Homes for the Aging.
“I have devoted my career to the field of aging services, and I can think of no better vehicle than this organization for leading a national conversation about what it means to have an aging society, for tackling challenging policy issues, and for reversing prevailing biases against the aging,” Sloan said in a prepared statement. “Doing so will require a vigorous program of engagement in public policy issues and with policy makers.”
Sloan added that she looks forward to continuing LeadingAge’s strong ties with IAHSA.
Written by Mary Kate Nelson