Jeremy Barewin joined AARP Iowa as associate state director of communications and outreach in late September. A Drake University graduate, Barewin brings more than 15 years of experience in communications and marketing to AARP Iowa, having spent the last decade working for healthcare organizations in the Chicago area.
“Jeremy is a
welcome addition to the AARP Iowa professional staff,” said Kent Sovern, AARP Iowa State Director. “He is a much respected and highly skilled communications professional with unique expertise in healthcare, public policy and non-profit communications. His understanding and implementation of New-Media strategies including use of video is most impressive,” added Sovern.
Most recently, Barewin served as national marketing director for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, where he focused on strategic communications and outreach including MS advocacy, services, and awareness campaigns.
The Association Forum of Chicagoland recognized Barewin as one of the top "Forty Under 40" association professionals in 2014. In addition to his B.A. in journalism from Drake, Barewin holds a master’s degree in public administration from Saint Louis University.
He succeeds Ann Black who in retirement is exploring her ‘What’s Next’ Real Possibilities for the future after serving AARP members for over 16 years.