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Monday, May 16, 2011

AARP Connecticut Appoints New State President

Editor's Note: All information in this post was contributed in a statement.
 HARTFORD -- AARP Connecticut, the state's largest non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization for people aged 50-plus, announced the appointment of Laura Green, a resident of Manchester, CT and current CEO and President of Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters, as its newest state president. 

AARP State Director Brenda Kelley said: "Laura Green brings more than 20 years of experience in leading non-profits, as well as expertise in the recruitment and management of volunteers to her new role with AARP.  Laura's deep commitment to helping others and a willingness to give back to her community will be a great asset to our nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut and all 50-plus residents.  We are grateful that she has volunteered to share her time, talent and efforts to help lead the important work of AARP in Connecticut." 
"I'm honored to serve as the next State President of AARP in Connecticut," Green said.  "My lifelong passion has always been to make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities and I look forward to working with the members, staff and volunteers in Connecticut to fulfill AARP's mission and help all 50-plus residents live their best lives." 
The state president, a volunteer position, leads the Executive Council, which helps sets AARP priorities in Connecticut and guides the work of the organization through strategic planning and involvement in the state planning process.  The State President and Executive Council provide feedback on important issues and communicate regularly with volunteers and the public regarding AARP state and national policies. The State President may also represent AARP on various taskforces and commissions and act as a spokesperson for AARP on issues affecting consumers aged 50-plus.
Green is retiring as CEO and President of Nutmeg Big Brothers/Big Sisters at the end of June, after serving in the position or more than 16 years.  Prior to her tenure at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Green served as Executive Director of the YWCA of Eastern Fairfield County and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Health Foundation. In 2005, Laura Green was named by the Hartford Business Journal as one of the region's "8 Remarkable Women in Business". 
Green, a mother of two daughters and a grandmother, resides in Manchester.  She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Connecticut. 
"AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole.  AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates."



Find AARP Connecticut online at www.aarp.org/ct

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