Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D.
Union Institute & University Alumnus
Dr. Ken Dychtwald, Founder/CEO of Age Wave is widely viewed as the nation's foremost authority and foremost thought leader on issues relating to our aging population, with great expertise in the profound business, social, healthcare, financial, workforce and cultural implications. His client list has included Fortune 500 industries, companies, governments, and major institutions guiding and challenging them to transform their strategies, marketing, branding, distribution, product development, and workforce management to fully prepare for and capitalize on key trends created by a rapidly aging population.
He has served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum and was a featured speaker at two White House Conferences on Aging. Ken has twice received the American Society on Aging Award for outstanding national leadership, and American Demographics honored him as the single most influential marketer to Baby Boomers over the past quarter century. His article in the Harvard Business Review, “It’s Time to Retire Retirement,” earned the prestigious McKinsey Award.
Investment Advisor honored him as one of the 35 most influential thought leaders in the financial services industry over the past 35 years. Ken and his wife Maddy recently received the Esalen Prize for their outstanding contributions to advancing the human potential of aging men and women worldwide. In 2018, he was awarded the Inspire Award from the International Council on Active Aging.
Ken is a proud alumnus of Union with a 1976 Ph.D. in psychology. Read more about Dr. Dychtwald and Age Wave at this link.