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Josh Wisch Joins AARP Hawaii as Advocacy Director

Josh Wisch

AARP Hawaii has announced the hiring of Joshua Wisch as director of advocacy. Prior to his appointment, Wisch served as deputy director of the Hawaii State Department of Taxation, special assistant to the Attorney General in the Hawaii State Department of the Attorney General, and District Director for then-Congresswoman Mazie Hirono. Wisch has also worked as litigation attorney with the Honolulu law firms Cades Schutte and Chun Kerr.

“We are delighted to welcome a leader of Josh Wisch’s experience as director of advocacy,” said AARP Hawaii State Director Barbara Kim Stanton. “Josh’s knowledge of government and his extensive experience with the complex state and federal issues affecting our members and the general public will serve him well in this important role.”

Wisch’s work over the years has included collaborations with local, state and federal agencies, officials, and community leaders, as well as the private and nonprofit sectors. His work has encompassed significant legal, legislative, and managerial experience.

Wisch earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2002 and holds a master’s degree in public policy and management from the H. John Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. His bachelor’s degree in public policy and management also comes from Carnegie Mellon University.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with nearly 150,000 members in Hawaii. AARP helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse.

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