Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation
John Wren, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning and Evaluation where he oversees AoA’s strategic planning, policy development, budgeting, and management functions.
Prior to joining AoA in 2000, Mr. Wren served as Vice President for the National Council on the Aging and the Director of the National Aging Program at the Pew Charitable Trusts. From 1976 to 1995, Mr. Wren worked for the New York State Office for the Aging, where he designed and implemented several major statewide programs for the elderly, including the Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program, the State Health Insurance Counseling and Assistant Program, and the State Family Caregivers Assistance Program. He also served as lead staff directed to the Governor’s Policy Coordinating Council on Long Term Care.
Mr. Wren has served on the Board of Directors for the National Senior Citizen’s Law Center and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and received advanced training in policy analysis and public management at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.