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Lisa Anderson Named as AARP Idaho Associate State Director of Advocacy


Lisa Anderson has joined the Idaho office of AARP as the Associate State Director of Advocacy working within the organization’s structure to provide state and federal government relations, grassroots organizing, and community outreach.

Lisa has over two decades of experience identifying and shaping advocacy opportunities and strategies. She critically monitors the political state of play at the state, local and national level to leverage opportunities that engage elected officials. Throughout her career, she has maintained relationships with key Congressional offices, administrative agencies, state and local elected officials, non-governmental organizations, and other relevant partners and stakeholders.

Lisa served as the Director of Constituent Services for two U.S. Congressmen – one Republican Member of Congress and one Democratic Member of Congress. She has also directed multiple political campaigns for democratic and republican hopefuls, and previously served as Vice President of Government Relations for Idaho CuMo Mining/American CuMo Mining Corp. Most recently, Lisa was the Director of Public Policy/Regional Lead for the Alzheimer's Association.

“Lisa is a great addition to the Idaho team. Her extensive state and federal government affairs experience in strategic campaigns development, policy, relationship building, and volunteer engagement will serve Idaho’s 50 and older community well,” said Lupe Wissel, AARP Idaho state director. “We are thrilled to welcome her to the AARP Idaho team.”

Lisa studied Political Science at Idaho State University. She has been married to her husband Michael for 31 years, has two children, and two grandchildren. She is highly involved in her community and has the honor of coaching basketball for the Special Olympics, as well as serving on the board of directors for multiple non-profit agencies.

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