AARP Announces Launch of RealPad
Sep 5 14
AARP announced RealPad, a first of its kind tablet device. Powered by an Intel processor, RealPad is designed to make using technology an enjoyable, easy and affordable experience especially for people aged 50 and older who are still wary or apprehensive about using tablet technology. AARP worked with Intel to develop an intuitive, easy-to-use software interface for RealPad. RealPad will be available for sale beginning this fall at Walmart. Specifications of RealPad were easy to use interface including RealPad RealQuick Fix for users to quickly view the status of their tablet on a dashboard (including battery life, Wi-Fi connection and Bluetooth Status, presence of untrusted apps, etc.). Free 24/7 customer service with access to a live expert. One year complimentary AARP membership, 7.85' screen size, 1.2GHz Intel AtomTM Z2520 processor, 2.0MP front-facing and 5.0MP rear-facing cameras, 16GB memory, connectivity - WiFi, Bluetooth and OS: Android KitKat 4.4.
AARP Announces Board Appointments
Jun 9 14
AARP appointed new members and officers to its board of directors, including the organization's newest Chair, Carol Raphael, and President, Jeannine English who will both serve in this capacity until 2016. New AARP Board members and officers include Carol Raphael, MPA (Chair), of New York, New York, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), Ronald E. Daly, Sr., (Vice Chair) of Olympia Fields, Illinois, spent 38 years at the R R Donnelley Company, beginning as a factory worker and advancing to the level of president of its unit. Joan Ruff, J.D. (Secretary/Treasurer), of Mission Woods, is an executive, human resources consultant and attorney from Mission Woods, Kansas. After more than 10 years as a tax attorney, she joined William M. Mercer Inc., Jeannine English, President, of Sacramento, California, has experience in government integrity, legislative redistricting, campaign finance and political reform. Eric Schneidewind, J.D. (President-Elect), of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an energy attorney from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Beth Ellard is Executive Vice President of Media, overseeing the media function for The Ad Council and securing more than $1.5 billion in donated media support annually for the organization's 50 national public service campaigns. Annette Franqui, Florida, is a Founding Partner of Forrestal Capital, a company providing wealth management and direct equity investment advice to a select number of families in Latin America. Lloyd E. Johnson of Charlotte, North Carolina, is Managing Director and Global Chief Audit Executive with Accenture. He has more than 25 years experience in auditing, finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and risk management with large corporations. Doris Koo, MSW, of Seattle, Washington, recently retired from a 13-year career with Enterprise Community Partners, a leading national nonprofit specializing in affordable housing advocacy and development, having served in a variety of executive roles, including that of president and CEO. Neal Lane, MSW, of Wynantskill, New York, has been an AARP volunteer since 2007, currently serving as AARP New York State President and lead state spokesperson, and chairing the AARP New York Executive Council. Libby Sartain of Bastrop, Texas, is an independent advisor, working with companies on human resource issues. With more than 30 years of experience in human resources. Janet Porter, Ph.D., of Hilton Head, South Carolina, has 35 years of experience as a hospital administrator, teacher, association executive, consultant, public health leader, and patient advocate.
AARP Announces Executive Changes
May 13 14
The Board of Directors of AARP has unanimously selected Jo Ann Jenkins as its new chief executive officer, to succeed longtime CEO A. Barry Rand on September 1, 2014. Jenkins currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer of AARP, a role she assumed in March of 2013. Prior to being named chief operating officer, Jenkins served as President of AARP Foundation, where she developed and oversaw programs that have improved the lives of millions of Americans, fighting hunger, poverty, isolation, and unemployment among older adults and contributing millions of dollars to disaster relief. Jenkins came to AARP Foundation from the Library of Congress, where she served as its chief operating officer.