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Dr. Sandra Timmermann is a nationally recognized gerontologist with a focus on aging, retirement and the application to business.

She is Adjunct Professor of Gerontology and Retirement Living at the American College of Financial Services, a Senior Fellow at the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement, a member of the American College’s Funding Longevity Task Force and a consultant and speaker on retirement issues.
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Up until June, 2013, when the MetLife Mature Market Institute was disbanded, Sandy was its Executive Director and a Vice President of MetLife. She founded the Institute in 1997.

The Mature Market Institute was MetLife’s center of expertise, strategy and thought leadership on the 50+ market, providing consumer insights, retirement content development, research, education, sales support and visibility for MetLife and its business partners.
Sandy’s areas of expertise are focused on retirement life stage issues on subjects ranging from retirement finances, caregiving, family needs and intergenerational relationships, housing and aging in place, employment, health and long-term care, and other transitional topics.

Sandy writes for professional publications and is the Financial Gerontology columnist for the Journal of Financial Service Professionals. She is a frequent speaker on aging issues at national conferences and seminars, and has been interviewed by major media including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Kiplinger’s, MarketWatch, and many others.

Earlier in her career, Sandy held senior staff positions with national aging associations including the American Society on Aging, AARP and SeniorNet. Prior to that she was an account executive in public relations agencies. She has served in volunteer leadership capacities with many national organizations including the Boards of Directors of the American Society on Aging, Generations United, and the American Foundation for the Blind, and was Board Chair of the National Alliance for Caregiving and Chair of the Business Forum on Aging. She continues her leadership as a Representative to the United Nations for the International Federation on Ageing, a Board member of the National Aging in Place Council, a contributor to the Society of Actuaries, and a member of the Editorial Board of Employee Benefits News.

A recipient of the Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Education, Sandy received a B.A. degree from the University of Colorado and M.A. and Ed.D. degrees from Columbia University. She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.