WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP announced Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq. would serve as Regional Vice President for AARP's Community, State and National Group's newly created region, which includes the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Rawle will provide leadership and oversight of AARP's operations and activities in the states of California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
"This is a critically important time for our Nation and across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and particularly so for Americans 50 and older and their families around health and wellness, financial resilience and personal fulfillment," Andrews said. "In hometowns and town halls, from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Pacific Coast, from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast, and the various communities we serve in between, I look forward to working with and leading AARP's dedicated volunteers and professional staff as we look for and find innovative, scalable and cost-efficient ways to better fight for and equip older Americans to live their best lives," said Andrews.
"I am proud to be working with Rawle Andrews to help further AARP's mission in Pennsylvania," stated Bill Johnston-Walsh, AARP Pennsylvania State Director. "His continued leadership will help our vision and strategy to deliver social change and realize real possibilities for the 1.8 million AARP members in the Commonwealth - and beyond."
"Andrews exemplifies AARP's values," stated Edna Kane-Williams, AARP Senior Vice President of Multicultural Leadership. "As a Pennsylvania native, I am pleased to have him work with our Pennsylvania state office to carry out AARP's mission – to serve, not to be served."
"Having worked with Rawle during the mid-2000s when I served as Executive Director of an international fraternal association, I know first-hand of his ability to create lasting partnerships while growing the AARP brand," stated Richard Lee Snow, former Executive Director – Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. "It was Rawle who spearheaded our partnership with AARP that still continues today. Much of that was because of his commitment to mutually beneficial relationships. More than anything, that describes Rawle's philosophy, he believes in true partnerships that last. He is a great choice to lead the new mega states region."
Rawle Andrews Jr., Esq. is a regional vice president for the Community, States and Nation Group's newly created region and a member of the AARP National Leadership Team. Before being appointed RVP in 2011, Andrews was Senior State Director for AARP Maryland and, before that, Managing Attorney for AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly. He was a partner and civil trial attorney in private practice for 16 years before joining AARP. Andrews is active on several civic boards, including the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging; the DC Superior Court Civil Rules Committee; the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust; and the Laurel Wreath Commission of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. His commendations for servant leadership include the 2015 Pillar of the Eastern Province Award by Kappa Alpha Psi, the Leadership Maryland class of 2011, and the 2006 DC Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award. Rawle graduated from the Howard University School of Law, with honors, in 1990.
About AARP: AARP has 1.8 million members in Pennsylvania. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AARPPA and on Twitter @AARPPA . AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. We advocate for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. A trusted source for lifestyle tips, news and educational information, AARP produces AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin; www.aarp.org; AARP TV & Radio; AARP Books; and AARP en Español, a Spanish-language website addressing the interests and needs of Hispanics. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at www.aarp.org.
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