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MARC FREEDMAN

CEO and Founder, Encore.org

Skoll Awardee

Biography

Marc Freedman is founder and CEO of Encore.org. A former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, he is a member of the Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel and the author of four books, most recently, The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. His new book, How to Live Forever, will be published by Hachette Book Group in January of 2019. Freedman co-founded Experience Corps and spearheaded creation of the Purpose Prize, the Encore Fellows initiative, and the Generation to Generation campaign. He has been honored as a Skoll Awardee, and Ashoka Senior Fellow, and a Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation/World Economic Forum. Freedman serves on the boards of Stanford’s Distinguished Careers Institute, the Milken Center for the Future of Aging, and the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the Yale School of Management.