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Panelist Bio


David Sloane
Senior Managing Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for AARP

David Sloane is Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy for AARP. He is responsible for federal and state government relations, as well as the Association’s grassroots, e-Advocacy and voter education programs.

With more than twenty-five years of experience in the public affairs arena, Mr. Sloane has held numerous positions in both the public and private sectors. More than half of his career was spent in government service, including as a Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs to President George H. W. Bush; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Governmental Affairs for Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Hanford Dole; and Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff to the late Senator John H. Chafee of Rhode Island. Mr. Sloane also has held lobbying positions for several business interests, including the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Association of Wholesaler Distributors and GTE Corporation.

He is a graduate of the School of Government and Public Administration, The American University, Washington, DC.

Current Topic


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

Should the focus be on job creation or tax relief?

Recent Topics


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?

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