Joseph Coughlin, Founder and Director of the MIT Age Lab, was recently elected to the all-volunteer Board of Directors of AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons. The governing body of AARP, the Board provides strategic direction, sets policy, and provides governance oversight for AARP. Directors' responsibilities include approving AARP's strategic plan, approving the budget, and monitoring AARP's finances.
Dr. Coughlin--whose research explores how demographic change, technology, and social trends converge to drive future innovations in business and government--will serve a two-year term on the Board.
Dr. Coughlin is the author of more than 150 publications, a regular contributor to MarketWatch, and publishes Disruptive Demographics on BigThink.com. He is one of Fast Company’s "100 Most Creative People in Business" and was named by The Wall Street Journal as one of "12 pioneers inventing the future of retirement and how we will all live, work, and play tomorrow."