Bob Blancato

Bob Blancato is President of Matz Blancato and Associates located in Washington D.C. He is the National Coordinator of the bipartisan, 3000 member, Elder Justice Coalition. He serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs. Bob has more than 20 years of federal government service in the Congressional and Executive branches as a senior staff member of the House Select Committee on Aging. Bob has participated in four White House Conferences on Aging and was appointed by President Clinton to be Executive Director of the 1995 Conference. Most recently in September Bob was appointed to the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services

Bob’s volunteer leadership includes serving as Chair of the Board of the American Society on Aging for a two-year term beginning March 2016. He is also the AARP State President in Virginia and a member of the Board of the National Council on Aging.

He holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MPA from American University.

Bob has won numerous awards for advocacy. In 2011 he was knighted by the Italian Republic. Bob is a contributing blogger on Huffington Post and Next Avenue writing on aging issues.

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