About Tony Trenkle

Tony retired from the Federal government after twenty-eight years, last serving as Chief Information Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Shortly before his retirement, Tony hired a career counselor to help him better evaluate his job options post-government. Based on that evaluation, Tony decided to work for IBM as a healthcare industry expert. Several years ago, Tony left IBM to start a part-time consulting practice, which has given him more flexibility and time to pursue other interests, both volunteer and leisure. Tony has found the retirement phase of life is a continuous learning journey, not a single destination. He has begun to travel more and pursue increased fitness capabilities. Tony’s major volunteer passions include promoting good government and supporting various public policy initiatives. He is active in the Senior Executives Association (current and ex-Federal executives), including mentoring young government leaders. He also volunteers with HIMSS, a national health technology association, where he sits on their public policy committee. Based on his own experience, Tony realizes that many people need assistance with future life choices as they near retirement. The mission of This Point Forward fully aligns with Tony’s desire to support an organization that will help others achieve happiness and renewed purpose, however defined, in their next phase of life.

Taking the Next Step

Dealing with Uncertainty In today’s chaotic and threatening pandemic environment, we are all thinking about not only the coming months but also trying to understand what the post-pandemic world will be like.  Over the years, in times of uncertainty, I have often been inspired by Victor Frankel’s autobiography Man’s Search [...]

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