Katrinka (Katie) Smith Sloan is the Executive Director of theThe Global Ageing Network, an international community of individuals and organizations committed to quality of life for people as they age.
The Global Ageing Network is focused on sharing best practices round the globe, fostering the translation of research into practice, connecting practitioners, showcasing effective design solutions and forging partnerships to enhance the quality of care and services for the world’s aging population.
Sloan comes to the Global Ageing Network after over 30 years of experience working on aging issues, including serving as President & CEO of LeadingAge, a U.S.-based national organization representing not-for-profit community based organizations providing services to people as they age. 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 field. She has a master’s degree from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College.