Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D.
Industry Advisor, Emeritus
Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D. is widely known as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, and workforce implications of the age wave. Ken is a psychologist, gerontologist, and best-selling author of 16 books on aging-related issues, including Bodymind, Age Wave, The Power Years, and Workforce Crisis. Since 1986, he has served as the founding President and CEO of Age Wave, a firm created to guide companies and government groups in product/service development for boomers and mature adults. He was recently chosen to serve as Chairman-Elect of the American Society on Aging, the largest association of professionals serving the needs of older adults. Ken was also recently honored by Investment Advisor as one of the 35 most influential thought leaders in the financial services industry over the past 35 years. He has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum, and he was a featured speaker at two White House Conferences on Aging. In 2001, he became an Operating Advisor to North Castle. During his career, Ken has addressed more than two million people worldwide in his speeches to corporate, association, social service, and government groups. His strikingly accurate predictions and innovative ideas are regularly featured in leading print and electronic media worldwide. Through his highly acclaimed presentations, his breakthrough research and consulting initiatives, and his thought leadership within both the social science and business communities, Ken has dedicated his life to battling ageist stereotypes while promoting a new, vital, and purposeful role for life’s second half.