Our Team

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Richard Jackson
President

Richard Jackson, the president and founder of the Global Aging Institute (GAI), is an internationally recognized authority on global aging. Prior to launching GAI, Richard directed a research program on global aging at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is the author or co-author of numerous policy studies on the global aging challenge, including Voluntary Pensions in Emerging Markets: New Strategies for Meeting the Retirement Security Challenge (2017); From Challenge to Opportunity: Wave 2 of the East Asia Retirement Survey (2015); Lessons from Abroad for the U.S. Entitlement Debate (2014); The Global Aging Preparedness Index, Second Edition (2013); and The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008). Richard regularly speaks on aging-related issues and is widely quoted in the media. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Yale University.


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Thomas S. Terry
Chairman

Tom Terry, who serves as chairman the Global Aging Institute’s board of directors, is one of America’s most highly respected actuaries and a thought leader in the profession both in the United States and abroad. Tom has forty years of experience in a variety of senior leadership roles within the pension industry. He is currently CEO of The Terry Group, an actuarial consulting firm he founded in 2010 that specializes in helping corporate and government clients strengthen the sustainability of complex financial security systems. Prior to launching the Terry Group, he served as CEO of JPMorgan Compensation and Benefits Strategies. Prior to that, he was CEO of Chicago Consulting Actuaries, another actuarial consulting firm that he founded. Tom served as president of the American Academy of Actuaries in 2014 and president of the International Actuarial Association in 2017. He holds a masters in actuarial science from the University of Michigan.


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Neil Howe
Senior Associate

Neil Howe is a senior associate at the Global Aging Institute and a member of its board of directors. Like Richard Jackson, Neil is a leading authority on global aging who has written extensively on its social, economic, and geopolitical implications. Beyond his work on demographic change, Neil is also America’s preeminent expert on generational change. He is managing director and sector head for demography at Hedgeye Risk Management and founding partner and president of LifeCourse Associates, a marketing, HR, and strategic planning consultancy.  Neil is the author or co-author of numerous policy studies and books, including The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008); Millennials Rising (2000); The Fourth Turning (1997); Generations: The History of America’s Future (1991); and On Borrowed Time: How the Growth in Entitlement Spending Threatens America’s Future (1988). Neil holds graduate degrees in history and economics from Yale University.


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Tobias Peter
Research Associate

Tobias Peter is a research associate at the Global Aging Institute and a senior research analyst at the American Enterprise Institute. Previously, he was a research assistant and program coordinator at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he worked with GAI president Richard Jackson on a wide range of global aging issues. Tobias is the co-author of several policy studies on global aging, including U.S. Development Policy in an Aging World: New Challenges and New Priorities for a New Demographic Era (2013) and Balancing Tradition and Modernity: The Future of Retirement in East Asia (2012). He holds a B.A. in history and applied economics from the College of St. Scholastica and a master of public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.