EVP & Chief Operating Officer, AARP
Scott Frisch became COO and head of the Operations & Finance Group at the nation’s pre-eminent membership organization in 2014. A dynamic leader, he has grown AARP’s strategic operating reserves 35% in 5 years and has promoted fiscal discipline by overhauling performance management, financial planning, procurement, human resources, IT and capital planning functions. He established a $40 million investment fund that spurs innovation in health and wellness as well as a $60 million investment vehicle to accelerate research into cures for all types of dementia including Alzheimer’s.
He previously served as SVP and CFO for AARP Services, Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of AARP. Earlier, he was managing director of business support services within Columbia Management, the investment arm of Bank of America. He was CFO and SVP of NATIXIS Asset Management Services, Inc.; an assistant controller at Putnam Investments; and an audit manager at KPMG.
Frisch graduated from Villanova University. A CPA, he held a FINRA Series 6 license and 63 NASD licenses. He sits on the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the Downtown DC Business Improvement Council, the Board of Advisors of CBC Financial, LLC, the Wall Street Journal CFO Network, the Executive Committee of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging Business Council, and is a Baldrige Executive Fellow. He is also a member of the Connected DMV COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force, a unique collaboration of regional leaders focused on accelerating the economic and business recovery of the greater Washington area in the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak.