From: Lido Civic Club Commerce Committee
Lido member and President of Matz, Blancato and Associates Robert Blancato is to serve as the next American Society on Aging’s (ASA) Board Chair.
Louis Colbert, Chair of the American Society on Aging’s (ASA) Nominating Task Force is pleased to announce that Robert (Bob) Blancato, President of Matz, Blancato and Associates, an influential public policy and strategy consulting firm in Washington, DC, will serve as the next ASA Board Chair. His term begins March 23 during ASA’s Aging in America Conference in Washington, DC. He will succeed Lynn Friss Feinberg, whose term as Chair concludes on March 22.
Bob is a nationally recognized leader who has served on the boards of numerous aging organizations. He continues to serve as the National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, which was instrumental in helping pass the 2010 Elder Justice Act. In addition, he currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs, in addition to serving on the Board of the National Council on Aging. He also serves as Volunteer State President of AARP in his home state of Virginia.
Bob has more than 20 years of federal government service in the Congress and Executive branches including being appointed by President Clinton to direct the 1995 White House Conference on Aging. “With Bob’s decades of experience in public policy and advocacy, and his extensive relationships with legislators, policy advisors and Hill staff, commencing his term as Chair in an election year is fortunate for ASA and for our members,” said Louis Colbert.