Paul H. Irving is chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and distinguished scholar in residence at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. Irving previously served as the Institute’s president, as an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University and as chairman and CEO of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, a law and consulting firm.
The author of "The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose" (Wiley), a Wall Street Journal expert panelist and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Irving is a director of East West Bancorp, Inc., the American Society on Aging and Encore.org, where he serves as vice chairman. Under Irving, the Institute launched its "Best Cities for Successful Aging" initiative — a report, index and data site that evaluates and ranks U.S. metropolitan areas based on amenities, infrastructure and opportunities for engagement for older adults. He is a member of the Board of Councilors of the USC Davis School, the Advisory Board of the Stanford University Distinguished Careers Institute, the Advisory Council of the Global Coalition on Aging, Partners for Livable Communities’ National Advisory Board on Aging and the Bipartisan Policy Center Health and Housing Advisory Council. In 2014, he was honored with the Janet L. Witkin Humanitarian Award by Affordable Living for the Aging. Irving previously served as an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he received the Board of Governors Award for outstanding contributions to society and the law.