Katie Smith Sloan is president and CEO of LeadingAge. Sloan also serves as the executive director of the Global Ageing Network, an organization with a presence in over 50 countries committed to improving the quality of life for people as they age throughout the world. 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 serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, HelpAge USA, the Long Term Quality Alliance (LTQA) and ValueFirst, a group purchasing company serving the aging services field. She is also co-chair of Dementia Friendly America, a multi-sector collaborative with a mission to foster dementia friendly communities. Sloan has a master's degree from the George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College.