Maxine B. Baker joined AARP Foundation as senior vice president for Impact Programs in February 2012. In her new position, she will spearhead the organization's priorities to help Americans age 50 and over in four areas: hunger, housing, isolation and income. She is also a member of the AARP Foundation Leadership Team.
Previously, Baker was president and CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation, leading that organization to national and local prominence as a major supporter of programs and services for vulnerable children and their families.
Baker's career with Freddie Mac began in 1982. There she led progressively responsible procurement, contract and budget positions before being appointed vice president, Administration and Corporate Properties. In that capacity, she was responsible for the development of the McLean, Va., headquarters location — from design and construction to move-in. During her 25-year tenure, she assumed other executive leadership roles, including Human Resources, and Housing and Industry Relations.
Baker serves as immediate past chair of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington; vice chair and secretary of the National Visionary Leadership Project; and as vice chair of the African American Nonprofit Network.