AARP last week welcomed Libby Sartain of Bastrop to its Board of Directors.
“I am honored to serve on AARP’s Board of Directors.” Sartain said. “It is an organization committed to service, inspiring social change and ensuring that people of all backgrounds age with dignity and respect. I look forward to serving AARP members and the broader 50+ population.”
Sartain is an independent advisor, working with companies on human resource issues. With more than 30 years of experience in human resources, she is also an author and frequent speaker, using her HR leadership and management experience at companies in technology, transportation, and manufacturing. She led human resources at Yahoo! and Southwest Airlines during transformative periods. Sartain is the former board chair of the Society for Human Resource Management and is on the board of Manpower Group.
AARP’s all-volunteer, 21-member Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association. Some of the major responsibilities of AARP Directors are to approve the budget and monitor AARP finances, determine the Association’s state and national legislative policy agenda, and set policy that guides the association’s strategic plans and activities.
AARP received a large number of applicants to become a board member from AARP members all over the country in response to a call for applications. Applications were solicited online and an independent review committee evaluated the submissions and sent its recommendations to the then-current board for approval.