Susan K. Neely is President and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), whose mission is to help families live better lives by achieving financial security and certainty. ACLI’s member companies represent 94 percent of industry assets and provide financial security products and services to 90 million families.

In her role, Neely has forged groundbreaking initiatives and partnerships on tax and retirement security policy, including passage of the SECURE Act in 2019, the first retirement security legislation passed in a decade. Under her leadership, ACLI announced the formation of a historic industry initiative, 360 Community Capital, to exponentially expand our impact investing capability, beginning with affordable housing to meet the needs of underserved communities.

Neely is widely recognized as one of the most influential people in association leadership. She is a two-time trade association CEO of the year, one of Washingtonian’s “most influential people” and “100 Most Powerful Women in Washington.”

A native of Iowa, Neely holds an undergraduate degree in journalism and French civilization from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in public administration from Drake University. She is the mother of two adult children, Eve and Ben.

Susan states, "Alzheimer's is a relentless disease that ripples through families in unimaginable ways, and it requires our relentless pursuit to end the disease. I’m proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association as a convener and catalyst for progress, giving hope to those living with the disease and those who love and care for them."

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