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AARP Announces New Technology Chief

Industry Veteran Matt Mitchell Set to Helm AARP’s Information Technology Solutions Division

Today, AARP announced the appointment of Matt Mitchell as AARP’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).

“Our IT organization is critical to AARP’s ability to deliver value to our members and advance our advocacy goals,” noted AARP Chief Operating Officer Tom Nelson. “I believe Matt’s knowledge, experience and personal style will allow him to help lead our already strong IT organization to new levels of excellence”

Beginning April 10, Mitchell will take direction of the technology experience for the largest nonprofit membership organization in the nation. With the baby boom generation accessing the Internet at a greater rate than previous generations, AARP seeks to provide a valuable online experience and expand the reach of the programs, products, services and information that it provides for people aged 50 and older. In addition, Mitchell will work to provide information technology (IT) solutions for AARP staff at their headquarters and 53 state offices.

Nelson cited Mitchell’s “demonstrated ability to bring strategic thinking, technical expertise and willingness to form strong collaborative relationships with business units” as key factors in the selection.

Mitchell held a number of senior information technology positions during his career, most recently as vice president and CIO for Cenveo in Denver, Colorado, where he worked closely with executive management and the Board of Directors to lead the corporate IT function.

He began his career with PacifiCare Health Systems and spent time with US West Marketing as director of operations and database marketing. Mitchell also served for seven years as the vice president for information services at the Knowledge Learning Corp., where he led the IT organization in its first strategic planning effort and focused IT efforts on supporting the organizational goals of serving children and their families.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website, AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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