Jeannine English Appointed AARP State President

Jul 12, 2007, 01:00 ET from AARP

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jeannine English
 has been appointed AARP California State President. Prior to her
 appointment, English served for two years on AARP's National Policy
 Council, an advisory committee to the AARP National Board of Directors.
     English came to AARP after a long and distinguished career in state
 government, including more than 10 years as executive director of the
 Little Hoover Commission, an independent state oversight agency created to
 investigate state government operations and promote efficiency, economy and
 improved service to the public. Most recently, English was appointed by
 Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez to represent the public as a member of the
 Board of Governors of the California State Bar.
     As volunteer state president, English will lead the California
 Executive Council and work in partnership with State Director Tom Porter
 and in collaboration with other volunteers and staff to achieve AARP's
 strategic priorities in California.
     "We are thrilled to have Jeannine as our new state president," said
 State Director Tom Porter. "She brings a depth and breadth of experience
 that will greatly benefit AARP's more than 3 million California members."
     English, who celebrated her 50th birthday by climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro
 (19,340 ft.), is an avid runner and cyclist who recently completed her
 second annual bicycle ride around Lake Tahoe (72 miles).
     English and her husband, Howard Dickstein, have four sons, ranging in
 age from 14 to 29.
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