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James D. Lutzweiler Joins AARP Foundation to Lead Hunger Impact Area

AARP Foundation today announced it has appointed James “Jim” D. Lutzweiler as Vice President, Hunger Impact Area

For Immediate Release

August 27, 2013


Charlotte Castillo

202-434-2560 | @AARPMedia |

James D. Lutzweiler Joins AARP Foundation to Lead Hunger Impact Area

WASHINGTON, DC – AARP Foundation today announced it has appointed James “Jim” D. Lutzweiler as Vice President, Hunger Impact Area. In his new position, he will spearhead the organization’s hunger priority area as we find sustainable solutions to address the problem plaguing over 9 million seniors in the United States.

“We know that many people 50 and older are struggling to win back opportunity and move from a state of vulnerability to stability,” said Jo Ann Jenkins, AARP Foundation President. “Jim brings a wealth of experience and is widely acknowledged as an experienced and visionary leader who will be instrumental in realizing the goals of the Foundation and making a difference in the lives of so many individuals.”

Lutzweiler has extensive experience developing and designing advocacy and communication strategies focused in developing countries as well as in Washington, D.C. on behalf of World Vision, World Learning, Joint Aid Management, and Catholic Relief Services. He was an advisor to the United States Trade Representative during the Doha round of World Trade Organization negotiations in Geneva and Hong Kong. Also, he developed several expert panel series in Washington, D.C., focused on the changing models of development aid, food aid, and agriculture.

Previously, Lutzweiler was the Vice President of strategic development for Joint Aid Management International in Washington D.C., where he was responsible for managing the strategic plan and ensuring long-term funding opportunities aligned with organizational priorities.  .  Also, he identified key strategic corporate and peer organization partnerships that ensured a wide range of engagements for the organization.

Lutzweiler graduated from Hope College with a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy.  He continued his education at Duquesne University, Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and received a degree in environmental science and management.  He also received a master’s degree from Duquesne University, McAnulty College, Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy in policy analysis and administration.


About AARP Foundation:

AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. Learn more at

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