Katie Smith Sloan
President and CEO
Executive Director of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA)
Katie Smith Sloan is president and CEO of LeadingAge, formerly the Association of American Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA).
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.
Additionally, Sloan is the chair of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO), a large coalition of the nation's not-for-profits serving older Americans.
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 strength.
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.
She also serves on the Board of
Directors of ValueFirst, a group purchasing company serving the aging services
Sloan has a master's degree from the George Washington
University and a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College.