Katrinka (Katie) Smith Sloan
Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA)
Katrinka (Katie) Smith Sloan is chief operations officer and senior vice president of LeadingAge. In this position, she is the key leader
for all of LeadingAge's operations, membership-related initiatives and services
and strategic planning.
Sloan also serves as the executive director of the
International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), a
global network of ageing services organizations committed to quality of life
for people as they age.
At LeadingAge, Sloan is responsible for building
stronger and more effective relationships among the association's key
stakeholders, including state associations and their leadership, member
organizations, and strategic affiliates. She leads the Association's consumer
strategy. She is also responsible for managing the operational aspects of the
Association to enable the Association to grow and ensure its financial
She joined LeadingAge in April 2002, after having served in a number of key
leadership positions at AARP. As a member of AARP's senior leadership team,
Sloan was responsible for major social marketing initiatives to carry out the
association's strategic priorities in health and wellness, economic security,
and consumer protection.
Sloan has a strong commitment to the consumer movement, and serves as
secretary-treasurer of the Consumer Federation of America and a member of the
Board of the Center for the Study of Services/Consumer Checkbook.
serves on the Board of Directors of ValueFirst, a group purchasing company
serving the aging services field.
Sloan has a master's degree from the George
Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College.