state director

Brad Anderson of Des Moines has been named the new AARP Iowa State Director. He will oversee operations of the Iowa state office, which includes a staff of four full-time employees and a 14-person volunteer advisory Executive Council that works on behalf of all Iowans 50+, including the more than 370,000 AARP members statewide. He succeeds Kent Sovern, who is retiring after seven years as State Director.
Kent Sovern of Des Moines, who has served AARP Iowa as state director since July 2011, has announced his retirement, effective June 1, 2018. Over his 47-year career, including seven in his current position, Sovern’s work has spanned many areas including organizational and business development, association management, policy advocacy, K-12 and higher education, and local government administration, leading organizations in Iowa and Minnesota and as an active volunteer in his community.
Sam Shumway
AARP is pleased to announce that Sam Shumway has been selected as the new state director for the AARP Wyoming office.
Josh Askvig of Bismarck has been named state director for AARP in North Dakota. He has been associate state director for advocacy since Sept. 2011.
AARP North Dakota State Director Janis Cheney has announced her retirement after 15 years in the position.
Kimberly Campbell
(Jackson, MS) - AARP Regional Vice President for the South Region, John B. Caine, II, has announced the appointment of Kimberly L. Campbell as the AARP Mississippi State Director, effective May 23, 2016.
Maria Dent, AARP Nevada
AARP is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Dent as AARP Nevada State Director. Dent, who has served as the state’s community outreach director since 2003, brings extensive experience in aging issues, community services, volunteer programs and multicultural engagement to her new position.
AARP is pleased to announce the appointment of Lupe Wissel as state director for AARP Idaho. Wissel will join the Idaho office on Oct. 12.
As I start my journey as State Director of AARP Michigan, I would like to introduce myself to our volunteers, partners, members and to all Michiganders who deserve the opportunity to age with dignity and purpose.
Tim Summers
Tim Summers brings an experienced voice and a new commitment to the position
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