Vivian Vasallo is managing director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, where she leads initiatives to improve lives and strengthen societies by promoting healthy, productive and purposeful aging. Vasallo had been vice president at the AARP Foundation, where she led financial services innovation, housing and impact investment strategies. Earlier, she served as vice president of First American Financial Corp., leading business development for the emerging markets group. Vasallo also worked at Fannie Mae Foundation, Mortgage Bankers Association, and National Council of La Raza. In 2015-16, she spent a sabbatical in Barcelona studying impact investment, social enterprise and philanthropy in Spain.
Vasallo is a contributor to national media, including C-SPAN, Forbes and Univision. She was a practitioner affiliate at American University’s masters of social enterprise program and has served on the boards of the Consumer Federation of America and the National Housing Conference. Vasallo’s honors include Independent Sector NGEN Fellow, Embassy of Spain Young Professional Leader, and the Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility Award. She holds a B.A. from American University and an M.A. from the University of Miami. She works in the Institute’s Santa Monica office.