Ep. 119 - AARP Executive Vice President & COO, Scott Frisch

Ep. 119 - AARP Executive Vice President & COO, Scott Frisch

Our guest today is AARP’s Executive Vice President and Chief-Operating-Officer, Scott Frisch.

Scott is responsible for all enterprise-wide operational and financial matters including human resources, information technology, real estate and facilities management as well as data and analytics performance management.

Since his appointment as COO, Scott has helped guide AARP through a period of dynamic change, reengineering the operational functions of the organization to maximize efficiencies and increase operating reserves.  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.  

Scott is a certified public accountant and previously held Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 6 and 63 licenses. He is a Board member on the Greater Washington Board of Trade, Treasurer and Chair of the Audit & Finance Committee of the Downtown DC Business Improvement Council and is on the Board of Advisors of CBC Financial, LLC. Scott is also a member of the Connected DMV COVID-19 Strategic Renewal Task Force, a 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.

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • How AARP operates internally
  • How Scott stays on a leadership level and not get caught up in the details 
  • How Scott balances time of his own and his team while not getting involved in several different roles 
  • The key risks and drivers that Scott identifies and manages as a leader within his team 
  • How Scott focuses to grow people and grow his own skill sets  
  • How Scott utilizes his time management for running team meetings


Connect with Scott Frisch: LinkedIn

Check out: https://aarp.org

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