The Longevity

Our Team

We gratefully acknowledge the leadership and inspiration behind The Longevity Network.

Jody Holtzman

Jody Holtzman has more than two decades of experience helping companies develop and implement competitive strategies and achieve their strategic market goals. At AARP, he leads the Thought Leadership group, where his focus is to stimulate innovation in the market that benefits people over 50. This involves areas such as the future of technology and the 50+, technology design for all, and 50+ entrepreneurship. It also involves developing partnerships with non-traditional players for AARP, such as the venture capital community, and the consumer electronics and technology industries. Previously, Jody led AARP’s Research and Strategic Analysis group.

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Jeffrey Makowka

Mr. Makowka has over fifteen years’experience in strategic consulting and market research. For more than half of that time, he has been focused on the wants and needs of the 50+, both domestically and internationally. As Senior Strategic Advisor in AARP’s Thought Leadership group, Jeff helped to launch, and now co-manages, the Innovation@50+ initiative, which aims to spark entrepreneurial activity across public and private sectors. Anchored by the AARP social mission – to enhance the quality of life for all as we age – the program enlists the expertise of visionary thinkers, entrepreneurs, the investment community, industry, and not-for-profits to spur innovation to meet the needs and wants of people over 50.

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Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy leads Innovation Strategy on behalf of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare & Retirement division. Jim has over 20 years of experience […]

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Jennifer Draklellis

Jennifer Draklellis is a Senior Director of Innovation, who brings over 25 years of experience to shaping UnitedHealthcare’s innovation strategy […]

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