Welcome to the new president and CEO of LeadingAge, Katie Smith Sloan. Sloan was unanimously chosen by the LeadingAge Board of Directors after an extensive national search. "Katie Smith Sloan will make a superb president and CEO of LeadingAge. When we announced the search process in February, we pledged to identify an 'impressive leader,' and she is most certainly that," said LeadingAge Board chair and LSA member David Gehm, chair of Wellspring Lutheran Services in Michigan.
"A nationally recognized leader in aging, human services and consumer protection. Katie Smith Sloan impressed the search committee with her strategic vision, her finance, public policy and program development skills, and her proven abilities as a consensus builder. Each of us on the search committee felt she was the right person to build on the excellent work of Larry Minnix, and would lead the organization with just the right blend of honoring the rich traditions of LeadingAge while adjusting to meet the many challenges of the future," added Chair-elect Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO of Ecumen in Minnesota, and also an LSA member.
Many thanks to outgoing president and CEO Larry Minnix, who is retiring after 15 years at the helm at LeadingAge, passionately championing the causes of seniors and aging services. The LSA network is active with LeadingAge, an association of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to "making America a better place to grow old." Lutherans are the largest faith-based group serving seniors in our country today – learn more about the work of Lutheran social ministry and how we bring 20% of the top nonprofit senior residential facilities in the U.S. together as part of the LSA network. http://www.lutheranservices.org/seniorservices