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 50+ in four areas: hunger, housing, isolation and income. She is also a member of AARP Foundation’s Leadership Team.
Previously, Baker was president and CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation, where she led 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, where 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, construction to move-in. During her 25-year tenure she assumed other executive leadership roles including Human Resources and Housing and Industry Relations.
Baker currently serves as immediate past chair of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington; vice chair and secretary National Visionary Leadership Project; and as vice chair of the African American Nonprofit Network.
She was educated in the public school system of Washington, D.C., and graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor’s degree in speech communications.