Katie Smith Sloan is president and CEO of LeadingAge, formerly the Association of American Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). Ms. Sloan also serves as the executive director of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), a global network of ageing services organizations committed to quality of life for people as they age. At LeadingAge, she is responsible for building stronger and more effective relationships among the association's key stakeholders, including state associations and their leadership, member organizations, and strategic affiliates. She leads the Association's consumer strategy. She is also responsible for managing the operational aspects of the Association to enable the Association to grow and ensure its financial strength. 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, Ms. 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. She 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. Ms. Sloan has a master's degree from the George Washington University and a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College.