2017 Innovation@50+ Emcees

Lisa Suennen

Senior Managing Director
GE Ventures

Lisa is managing partner of Venture Valkyrie LLC, a healthcare advisory firm that helps large organizations undertake Lisa Suennen, Senior Managing Director, GE Ventures, is a healthcare technology expert and leads GE Ventures’ healthcare investment program. Lisa also writes the Venture Valkyrie blog and co-hosts the Tech Tonics podcast and is the co-founder of CSweetener, a women’s healthcare executive mentoring program. Lisa serves on the boards of Evidation Health, the Dignity Health Foundation, Health XL and Heart-to-Heart International. She is an advisor to Qualcomm Life, the CHCF Innovation Fund, the American Heart Association Innovation Think Tank and NASA’s Translational Research Institute. She is also an Aspen Institute Health Innovation Fellow. Lisa has spent nearly 30 years in healthcare as an investor and operating executive. She has been part of all of the AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch events.
Jennifer Simpson

Managing Director
The Aspen Institute-Finance Leaders Fellowship

Jennifer Simpson, Managing Director, Aspen Institute Finance Leaders Fellowship, has worked in the finance field for much of her career, including private equity and debt investing at The Gladstone Companies where she also served on the boards of middle market companies. She held senior leadership roles in leveraged lending and credit at National City Bank and worked on debt arrangement at Morgenthaler Partners. She co-founded the Washington, DC chapter of Women in Venture Equity. Jennifer began her career as a platoon leader in the U.S. Army’s Medical Service Corp. She will be the first emcee of the new financial technology day of the AARP Innovation@50+ LivePitch event.