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AARP Board of Directors

The 21-member volunteer Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP and approves all policies, programs, activities, and services for the Association's 37 million members.

AARP Board Member Annette Franqui

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Annette Franqui

Member, AARP Board of Directors

Annette Franqui, of Miami, is a founding partner of Forrestal Capital, a company providing wealth management and direct equity investment advice to a select number of families in Latin America. A native of Puerto Rico, she is a senior financial services executive with prior CFO experience as well as 15 years on Wall Street with JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs. She serves on the boards of several early stage private companies as well as Arcos Dorados, a NYSE-listed company that is the largest operator of McDonald's restaurants in Latin America and the Caribbean and its largest franchisee, in terms of systemwide sales and number of restaurants. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.


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Catherine Alicia Georges

Member, AARP Board of Directors

Catherine Alicia Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, of the Bronx, N.Y., is professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is president of the National Black Nurses Foundation. Previously, she was a staff nurse, team leader, supervisor and district manager for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

Jewell Hoover

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Jewell D. Hoover

Member, AARP Board of Directors

Jewell D. Hoover is a former bank regulator from Charlotte, N.C. Now the president of Hoover and Associates LLC, a bank consulting firm, she worked for 28 years as a bank regulator and senior spokeswoman with the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Previously, she taught in the West Virginia and Baltimore City public schools. She began her working life as a clerk typist for the U.S. Coast Guard. She serves on the boards of Fifth Third Bancorp and Foundation for the Carolinas.

Lloyd Johnson, member AARP Board of Directors

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Lloyd Johnson

Member, AARP Board of Directors

Lloyd Johnson, MBA, of Charlotte, N.C., is managing director and global chief audit executive with Accenture. He has more than 25 years’ experience in auditing, finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and risk management with large corporations. Prior to Accenture, his career experience includes senior finance positions with automobile electronics and components maker Delphi, Emerson Electric and Sara Lee Corporation. He began his career as an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand, CPA's. He serves on the volunteer board at the United Way of Central Carolinas, where he chairs the audit committee and sits on the finance and executive committees. He also serves as a member of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Board of Trustees, where he chairs the governance committee and sits on the executive committee. 

New board member Tim Kelly

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Timothy M. Kelly

Member, AARP Board of Directors

Tim Kelly is a retired newspaper executive from Lexington, Ky. He retired in 2011 as president and publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader, a position he held for nearly 15 years. Before that, he held key news and editorial management positions in several top newspaper companies. Following his retirement, he became senior adviser to the CEO of Volar Video Inc. (formerly<>), a video website for youth activities. He is also a consultant for Youngs, Walker & Company, a Chicago executive search firm that specializes in media. He served three terms on the board of the YMCA of the U.S.A. and has been involved in two dozen civic and charitable organizations.

Doris Koo, Member, AARP Board of Directors

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Doris Koo

Member, AARP Board of Directors

Doris Koo, MSW, of Seattle, retired from a 13-year career with Enterprise Community Partners, a leading national nonprofit specializing in affordable housing advocacy and development, having served in a variety of executive roles, including that of president and CEO.  Earlier, she spent seven years with the Seattle Housing Authority, leading efforts to build or preserve affordable housing units, overseeing bond financing, and asset and portfolio management, and serving as director of development. She founded and led, as executive director, Asian Americans for Equality, taking it from an all-volunteer organization to the biggest owner and developer of low-income housing in New York City’s Chinatown and Lower East Side neighborhoods.

Neal Lane, Member, AARP Board of Directors

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Neal Lane

Member, AARP Board of Directors

Neal Lane, MSW, of Wynantskill, N.Y., has been an AARP volunteer since 2007. Prior to joining the AARP Board in 2014, he served as AARP New York State President and chaired the AARP New York Executive Council. He is also a partner and analyst with consultancy Optimum Partners, working on projects including care systems for HIV/AIDS; dental systems for high-risk and low-income children; helping communities and schools with troubling behavior of youth; and long-term care systems, especially those for older persons and young people with disabilities. He was also director of the New York State Office for the Aging, from 2005-2007, and executive deputy director before that. In 2005, he led the New York state delegation to the White House Conference on Aging.

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