American Society on Aging Names Former Obama Advisor as CEO

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Society on Aging (ASA), a San Francisco-based association of more than 5,000 professionals seeking to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families, has appointed Peter Kaldes as chief executive officer.

Kaldes was previously a leader and advocate in aging in South Florida as president and CEO of the South Florida Institute on Aging (SoFIA). Prior to joining SoFIA, Kaldes was a senior executive in JPMorgan Chase’s Office of Corporate Responsibility, where he managed a $20 million philanthropic program.

Previously Kaldes was a senior economic advisor in the Obama White House. He also worked in the U.S. Senate advising Sen. Debbie Stabenow on economic development policy. He began his career as an attorney with the global firm of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP.

Kaldes will be introduced to ASA members at the organization’s annual conference, Aging 2020: Examining the Needs of Today’s Diverse Older Adults, which takes place in Atlanta in March.

The ASA was founded in 1954 as the Western Gerontological Society.