(Sarasota, FL) – The Board of Directors of the Institute for the Ages recently elected its officers and directors for the 2014 term. Serving as Chair of the Board will be Nancy K. Schlossberg, professor emerita from the University of Maryland, and author of several books dealing with retirement and life transitions. Elected as Vice-Chair is Steve Agritelley, Director, Research and Incubation, Health Strategy and Solutions for the Intel Corporation of Portland, Oregon. Serving as Treasurer and Secretary is Rob Lane, partner in the accounting firm of Kerkering and Barberio of Sarasota, Florida. John Dart, Senior Partner for the law firm Adams and Reese, of Sarasota, will serve as Immediate Past Chair.
The other directors elected include: Richard Adler, Distinguished Fellow at The Institute for the Future, Palo Alto, CA; C.J. Fishman, President, Fishman and Associates of Venice, FL; Gail Hunt, President and CEO, of the National Alliance for Caregiving of Bethesda, MD; Roxanne Joffe, President, CAP Brand Marketing, and Founder, Magnify Good, of Sarasota, FL; H.R.(Rick) Moody, retired Director of Academic Affairs, AARP of Washington, DC.
Schlossberg, one of the founders of the organization and an author and expert in the areas of adult transitions, retirement, career development, adults as learners and intergenerational relationships, has served on the board of the Institute for the Ages since its inception in July of 2011.
“I’ve been involved with the Institute since it was an initial dream,” said Schlossberg. “It was a small group of people then and without the leadership of SCOPE under Tim Dutton and RTI International under Wayne Holden and Adrienne Brown, we wouldn’t exist today. To see the dream become a reality is exciting and we’ve developed in ways we hadn’t even imagined – the Institute is a place to test new products and ideas that will benefit all generations, and it’s a place to change the vision of aging from one of deficits to one of opportunities. I’m honored to be serving as Chair for the 2014 term.”
Schlossberg has received numerous honors and awards, presented workshops, delivered over 100 keynote addresses and been quoted in cover stories in USA Today, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, Better Homes and Gardens, U.S. News and World and Consumer Reports.
Schlossberg has also appeared on air on PBS In The Prime, The Derek McGinty Show, CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, and was featured in a 90-minute PBS Pledge Special in June of 2007 titled “Retire Smart, Retire Happy.”
Schlossberg will be speaking at the upcoming Seventh International Conference on Positive Aging on the topic “Mattering Matters”, and will be part of a dinner panel discussion with NPR veteran reporter and national correspondent on aging issues Ina Jaffe on Tuesday, February 11 at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota.
The Institute for the Ages is a 501(c)3 non-profit research and education organization founded in 2011 and located in Sarasota, FL. Its mission is to connect innovators with the authentic voices of older adults to advance policy, product, and service innovations to improve the lives of people of all ages. For more information on the Institute, call 941-365-4243 or visit www.institutefortheages.org.