Tony Sarmiento served as Executive Director of Senior Service America, Inc. (SSAI) for 17 years before retiring in 2017. Prior to his work as an advocate for national policy and programs that support low-income older adults, Sarmiento worked for more than 20 years with the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) at its national headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he held several senior positions including Assistant Director of its Education Department and Director of Worker-Centered Learning for the Working for America Institute.
Before the AFL-CIO, Sarmiento was director of a neighborhood youth organization and then held positions in several District of Columbia government agencies, including the Mayor’s Office of Youth Opportunity Services and the Department of Employment Services. Sarmiento holds a B.A. in American Studies from American University and has studied at Cornell University.