Director, Financial Security Team & Age Diversity Thought Leader
AARP Public Policy Institute
Lori Trawinski is AARP’s thought leader on age diversity in the workforce. She joined the AARP Public Policy Institute in 2010 and is responsible for research relating to age diversity, mortgage lending, foreclosures, reverse mortgages, consumer debt, and financial services. She led a multiyear initiative that examined issues related to employment challenges faced by older Americans and frequently speaks to the press about age diversity, financial management, reverse mortgages, and consumer debt issues.
Lori began her career as an economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, where she worked on estimation and analyses of international securities transactions in the balance of payments accounts.
A bond market expert, Lori was vice president, director of research at The Bond Market Association and was director of debt market research at Freddie Mac. She also taught macroeconomics at Northern Virginia Community College.
In her spare time, Lori also performs as a professional stand-up comedian. Lori holds a Ph.D. in economics and finance, an M.A. in international economics, and a B.A. in financial management from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
In addition, Lori holds an executive certificate in financial planning from Georgetown University. She completed the diversity and inclusion certificate program at the ILR School of Cornell University in November 2017.