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Jo Ann Jenkins is a nationally recognized leader and dynamic change agent with a 25-year track record of growth and innovation at some of the nation’s largest public and nonprofit organizations. As CEO of AARP, she is at the helm of the world’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization, where she leads a nationwide network of staff, volunteers and partners helping the more than 100 million Americans 50 and older achieve health security, financial resilience and personal fulfillment. Her signature rallying cry to Disrupt Aging! is designed to revolutionize society’s views on aging by driving a new social consciousness and sparking innovative solutions for all generations. More »

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Where We Stand

Celebrate AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins

Honored during Black History Month

AARP Takes On 2018

CEO Jo Ann Jenkins looks back at AARP’s impact in 2017 and shares her vision for 2018 and beyond

Next Steps in the Health Care Debate

Focus on bipartisan solutions to increase coverage and improve care

Living Lives With Purpose

This year’s award winners are making a big difference

Changing Our Views on Aging

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins' new book is changing the conversation about what it means to grow older

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