Lance Robertson was appointed to serve as Assistant Secretary for Aging and Administration of Community Living's Administrator on August 11, 2017. His vision for ACL focuses on five pillars: (1) supporting families and caregivers, (2) protecting rights and preventing abuse, (3) connecting people to resources, (4) expanding employment opportunities, and (5) strengthening the aging and disability networks.
Robertson’s leadership in the fields of aging and disability began in Oklahoma, where he served for 10 years as the Director of Aging Services within the state’s Department of Human Services. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Oklahoma State University, where he co-founded the Gerontology Institute and served as the executive director of the nation's largest regional gerontology association.
Robertson earned his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and a master of public administration degree from the University of Central Oklahoma. He is a veteran of the United States Army.