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Jeannine English Former President, AARP

Biography

Jeannine English, CPA, MBA, has been a member of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) board of directors since 2010 and served as the President of AARP, Inc., from 2014 to 2016.  Previously, she chaired the AARP National Policy Council and served as president of AARP California. She was a founding partner of a government relations and legislative advocacy firm in California where she represented a broad spectrum of clients. Prior to that, Ms. English served as the executive director for the bipartisan Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy (Little Hoover Commission), managing and directing the investigation of state government operations in order to promote greater efficiencies and sound economic policies. She was the campaign committee president for the California Citizens Redistricting Commission Initiative and co-chair of the California Open Primary Initiative. Ms. English is currently representing the public interest by serving her second term on the Board of Governors of the State Bar of California. She delivered a Presidential Lecture on aging at Stony Brook University in September 2015.

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