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Marc Freedman - CEO & President,

Marc Freedman is Founder and CEO of Civic Ventures. He also led the effort to create Experience Corps, the nation's leading nonprofit national service program engaging Americans 50 and above, and The Purpose Prize, the nation’s first prize recognizing social innovators over 60. Formerly Vice President of Public/Private Ventures and a Visiting Fellow of Kings College, University of London, Freedman is author of the book, Prime Time: How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America. An editor's recommendation of the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Prime Time was hailed by The New York Times as an "inspiring, informative, mind-opening book." His earlier book, The Kindness of Strangers, was called "the definitive book on the (mentoring) movement" by The Los Angeles Times, and was recently reissued in paperback by Cambridge University Press. His new book, Encore: Inventing the Next Stage of Work , was published in May 2007. A frequent commentator in the national media, Freedman’s writing has appeared in many publications including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the American Prospect, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is a high honors graduate of Swarthmore College with an MBA from Yale University, and the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Ashoka Senior Fellowship, Prime Mover award of the Hunt Alternatives Fund, the Maxwell A. Pollack Award of the Gerontological Society of America, the Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy, and the Jack Ossofsky Award from the National Council on Aging.

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