Larry Minnix is President and CEO of the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), a position he has held since 2001. For more than 35 years, Minnix has been a passionate advocate for leadership and innovation in not-for-profit aging services. He entered the field as an administrative intern at Wesley Woods Center of Emory University, where he went on to serve as CEO. He also served as an AAHSA board member prior to joining the association as its CEO. Minnix has translated his passion into practice as AAHSA's CEO. During his tenure, he established the Center for Aging Services Technologies, developed programs to address important issues like workforce retention and regulatory reform and is currently advocating for long-term care financing reform. Minnix is a frequent speaker on long-term care, quality, ethics, and public policy. He serves on the boards of Generations United and The Erickson School of Aging Studies. Most recently, Minnix was nominated to The NonProfit Times' 2008 "Power and Influence Top 50" List. Larry received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Emory University and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.