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Two Kansas Women Appointed to Leadership Positions at AARP

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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