Jo Ann Jenkins

Chief Executive Officer, AARP

BSc, Spring Hill College, Alabama; Executive Program, Stanford Graduate School of Business. Formerly with: US Department of Housing and Urban Development, US Department of Transportation and US Department of Agriculture; private consulting firms. 1994, Chief of Staff and 2007, Chief Operating Officer, Library of Congress. 2010, joined AARP; since 2014, Chief Executive Officer; created Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year, nationwide campaign which has donated over 36 million meals and provides support to over 100 anti-hunger organizations across the country. Has held a variety of board and advisory positions including AARP Services, AARP Funds, Congressional Hunger Center, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, U.S. Small Business Administration Council on Underserved Communities, Living Cities, and Caring for Military Families. Author of the book, “Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age”. Recipient of honours and awards, including: Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Spring Hill College and Washington College; recognized as “Non-Profit Influencer of the Year” (2015); one of “ Washington’s Most Influential People” (2015 and 2016); “Non-Profit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50” (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016); Peace Corps Director’s Award (2014); Malcolm Baldrige Fellow (2013).

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