Robert B. Blancato, MPA
Bob Blancato is President of Matz, Blancato & Associates, Inc., a firm integrating public relations, government affairs and advocacy services. He assumed this position in 1996. Immediately prior, he served as the Executive Director of the1995 White House Conference on Aging, appointed by President Clinton. Mr. Blancato's career involves more than 25 years in public service in both the Congress and the Executive Branch. This includes serving as Staff Director of the House Select Committee on Aging's Subcommittee on Human Services from 1977 through 1988 and as Senior Advisor until 1993.
He currently serves as Chairman of the National Silver Haired Congress Advisory Council, as Special Advisor to the Board of Generations United, as Acting President of the National Committee to Prevent Elder Abuse, and serves on the Board of Directors for both the American Society on Aging and the United Seniors Health Cooperative. Additionally, Mr. Blancato was an original member of the Board of Directors of Citymeals-on-Wheels USA and served as President of the National Meals-on-Wheels Foundation.
Mr. Blancato was a member of the United States delegation to the United Nations World Assembly on Aging in 1982 in Vienna. He serves as President of Americans for Long-Term Care Security (ALTCS), a broad based bi-partisan coalition promoting education and advocacy on the issue of long term care.
In December 2000, Mr. Blancato launched CaregiversCount.com, an online resource for up-to-date, non-partisan information on legislation and activities impacting caregivers and their families. Additionally, in 1998, he founded the Boomer Agenda, the first bi-partisan political action committee for baby boomers.
The American Society on Aging (ASA) awarded Blancato with the ASA Award in February 1999 for outstanding contributions to the field of aging. ASA is the nation's largest association of professionals in the field of aging with 8,500 members.
He holds a BA from Georgetown University and an MPA from American University. He currently serves as Associate Professorial Lecturer in the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and continues to teach in the Post Masters Certificate Program at Hunter College in New York.