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Claire Casey



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As president of AARP Foundation, Claire Casey guides the strategic direction of the nation’s leading organization committed to reducing poverty for older adults. In her first year, the Foundation worked with more than 1 million older adults with low income, who earned $913 million through new jobs, benefits or tax refunds, and it fought for their rights all the way up to the Supreme Court. Working with staff and partners, Claire also led the development of a roadmap for how AARP Foundation can reach even more people and change more lives.

Under her leadership, the Foundation is investing in technology and research and capitalizing on expertise built over 60 years helping older adults access economic opportunity to advance effective, scalable solutions. It’s embracing volunteerism to drive social change, building on a base of more than 27,000 committed volunteers who power the Foundation’s Experience Corps and Tax-Aide programs.

Claire joined the Foundation from Economist Impact, where she was the global head of policy and insights. She managed teams on five continents, driving awareness and action on critical global issues such as food security and global aging. She also founded FP Analytics, the research and analysis division of the FP Group and publisher of Foreign Policy magazine, where she pioneered a new kind of thought leadership platform combining independent public policy research with the creativity and reach of a respected media brand.

She has more than two decades of experience leading organizations through transformation and growth and providing evidence-based strategic advisory services to Fortune 100 corporations, foundations, governments and international institutions. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Financial Times, International Economy, Americas Quarterly, The Telegraph, and Foreign Policy. She holds a master’s in international economics and international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a bachelor’s in international politics and economics from Middlebury College. Claire is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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