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AARP Georgia Welcomes New Ambassador


We are thrilled to welcome Wanda S. Lloyd as an AARP Georgia ambassador.

Lloyd is a retired journalist, having served more than four decades in editing roles at seven daily newspapers, including The Washington Post and USA Today. Her last assignment was as executive editor of the Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama’s capital city. She is also formerly chair and associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Savannah State University, and she was the founding executive director of the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

Lloyd’s memoir, “COMING FULL CIRCLE: From Jim Crow to Journalism,” was published in 2020, and she is co-editor (with novelist Tina McElroy Ansa) of “MEETING AT THE TABLE: African American Women Write on Race, Culture and Community,” also published in 2020. In Savannah she serves as a lecturer and as a member of the Advisory Council of The Learning Center (Senior Citizens, Inc.), as a moderator of forums for the Coastal Georgia League of Women Voters, and as program chair for ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History).

Lloyd is a member of the Board of Directors of Journal-isms, Inc. She served on the Board of Trustees of Spelman College, her alma mater, for 19 years. In 2016 Spelman awarded her with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. In 2019 she was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame.

Lloyd, who grew up in Savannah and graduated from A.E. Beach High School, is a member of the Savannah chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and The Links, Incorporated.

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