Mature Market Experts Gem of The Day: AARP Names Barry Rand As Next CEO



Barry Rand, the next CEO of AARP

Barry Rand, the next CEO of AARP

 Mature Market Experts: more mature market news and stats more often – AARP Names Addison Barry Rand as Next CEO – The largest membership organization in the United States (over 40 million people age 50 and older) has announced that Barry Rand will become the next CEO of AARP.  Mr. Rand, who will be succeeding current CEO Bill Novelli in April, will be the first African-American to lead the organization.

According to AARP’s press release, “Rand, who serves as the volunteer Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Howard University, is most recognized for his 30 year career at Xerox, where he rose from a sales representative to Executive Vice President for Worldwide Operations. More importantly, Rand’s tenure at Xerox is highlighted by his work to ensure minorities and women had every opportunity for advancement at the company. Under Rand’s leadership, Xerox became the most diverse company in the Fortune 500. Further, when Rand left Xerox in 1999 to become Chairman and CEO of Avis, he became one of the first African-Americans to achieve such a position in the Fortune 500.”


To read Mr. Rand’s full bio click here.

Mature Market Experts Stat of The Day: 5 Truths about U.S. Health Care

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Discrepancies among life expectancy in the mature market? “Despite its vast medical resources, the U.S. ranks just 34th in life expectancy, at 77.9 years. That number masks the large disparities that exist within the U.S. On average, Asian-American women live the longest-88.8 years- while African-American men have the shortest lives, 69.4 years.”

Source: Time Magazine

Excellent graphics from Time Magazine on how long we live.

Tom Peter’s PowerPoint ties into this same subject. I published this last week, but it’s worth posting again. It took Tom ten years to build this PowerPoint! Tons of interesting stats . . . I don’t agree with everything Tom says but this is well worth reading.

Note: My take on this subject is that while we can make many, many, many improvements to our health care system, it’s still the best one in the world. Unfortunately, we also have the worst health habits (diet, exercise, stress). Until we start taking better care of ourselves and demanding better food choices, we will be fighting an uphill battle. Boomers will lead the charge for healthier choices . . . those that provide them these options will reap the rewards!

I think my TR Mann Consulting teammate Dr. Gary Applebaum’s take on this subject is a balanced take on the subject: Sick Care – Part 1 and Sick Care – Part 2.