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Stephen McConnell Appointed to Advocacy and Policy Position With The Atlantic Philanthropies Ageing Program

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New York, June 9, 2008 — Stephen McConnell, currently Vice President for Advocacy and Public Policy at the Alzheimer’s Association, will join The Atlantic Philanthropies to lead its Ageing Program’s policy and advocacy work in the U.S.

As Ageing Program Policy and Advocacy Program Executive, McConnell will be responsible for strategic planning and management for policy and advocacy efforts, including health-related and civic engagement initiatives. He will also work on other policy-related projects across Atlantic’s programs and geographies. He will begin his work with Atlantic July 21, based in Washington.

Steve has extensive experience in ageing, health and long-term care policy and advocacy issues on the federal and state levels, and he will be a tremendous asset for Atlantic and for our grantees, Atlantic’s Ageing Program Director Brian Hofland said in making the announcement today.

McConnell joined the Alzheimer’s Association, a national voluntary health organization with a nationwide network of chapters, in 1989, when he opened its Washington, D.C., public policy office. He served as the Association’s Interim President and CEO in 2002. He previously spent seven years on Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and as a staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging.

McConnell holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a B.A. from the University of Southern California. He was the recipient of the prestigious Maxwell A. Pollack Award for Productive Aging from the Gerontological Society of America and the American Society on Aging ASA Award for national leadership in public service and advocacy.

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