Paul H. Irving is chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and distinguished scholar-in-residence at the University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology. Irving, who previously served as the Institute’s president, is a nationally recognized thought leader in the field and has led the Institute’s work promoting healthy, productive and purposeful aging. He is the author of “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy, and Purpose” (Wiley, 2014), and his work is regularly featured in major media outlets. Under Irving’s leadership, the Institute launched its “Best Cities for Successful Aging” initiative — a report, index and data site that evaluates and ranks U.S. metropolitan areas based on amenities, infrastructure and opportunities for engagement for older adults. In 2014, he was honored with the Janet L. Witkin Award by Affordable Living for the Aging.
Irving serves on the board of East West Bancorp, Inc. and as vice chairman of the board of Encore.org. Previously, he was an advanced leadership fellow at Harvard University and chairman, CEO, managing partner and head of the financial services group of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a prominent law and consulting firm. Irving attended New York University, Harvard University and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he served as an adjunct professor and received the Board of Governors Award for outstanding contributions to society and the law.