AARP Kansas is thrilled to have two Kansans serving AARP on the national level. Joan Ruff of Mission Woods, Kansas was recently appointed to a six year term on the AARP Board of Directors. After serving as a lawyer in private practice, Ruff became head tax attorney for an oil and gas company and later served in executive management at Zurich Financial Services and H&R Block.
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For the past four years, she has served on the AARP Foundation Board of Directors. Ruff's board and volunteer work includes service with Mid-Continent Girl Scouts and the Kansas City Red Cross.
Ruff’s several degrees include a BS in journalism from the University of Kansas, an MBA from Rockhurst University, a JD from the University of Kansas, and a Masters of Laws/Taxation from New York University.
The all-volunteer, 22-member Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP.
AARP also recently welcomed Barbara J. Sabol, to its National Policy Council. Sabol will serve a two-year term.
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