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Rosalinda Martinez named Director of Community Strategy for AARP Texas

Rosalinda Martinez of Houston, TX has been named Director of Community Strategy for the nationwide nonprofit’s Texas operations. Rosalinda previously served as Associate State Director of Outreach and Advocacy for the Houston team. Rosalinda has been with the AARP Texas team for 2.5 years, during which time she has led Hispanic/Latino outreach efforts, caregiver support programming, and developed new opportunities for volunteer leadership in Houston. In her new role, Martinez will lead a team of four staff and hundreds of volunteers in Austin and Houston.

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AARP Texas Director Tina Tran announced the promotion.

“Rosalinda brings a wealth of talent and expertise to the Texas management team. Her background in building strategic partnerships, operational excellence, and team management will help AARP Texas remain the premiere organization serving Texas’ 50 plus community and their families for generations to come,” she said.

Most recently, Rosalinda was named Young Philanthropist of the Year by the Latino Learning Center - honoring COVID-19 Heroes. She also received the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion award on behalf of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce for her community work to help communities of color in Houston. Rosalinda was appointed by Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia as Co-Chair for the Harris County Senior Care Facility Task Force to address challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We applaud AARP Texas for promoting Rosalinda Martinez, as she has been a great champion in our community for more than a decade. AARP continues leading by example and acknowledging talented staff such as Rosalinda. She brings a wealth of knowledge and commitment to serving our most vulnerable populations,” said Dr. Laura Murillo, President & CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to her role at AARP, Rosalinda served as the Vice President of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the largest Hispanic Chamber in the United States.  In her role at the Chamber, she managed operations for the Greater Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from the University of Houston – Downtown and B.A. in Communications and Spanish from the University of Houston.

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