A 1980 graduate of Spring Hill College and Mobile native will become the new chief executive officer of AARP in September.
Jo Ann Jenkins has been serving as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the organization, which represents adults age 50 or over and has more than 37 million members.
According to the AARP website, “Jo Ann is a seasoned leader and innovator,” AARP Board Chair Gail Aldrich said in making the announcement. “She has an obvious passion for AARP, and she fully embraces the social mission. Jo Ann is an inspirational leader who proactively engages at all levels of the organization and is comfortable operating in the public eye. She has demonstrated experience working across party lines, which, coupled with her broad business experience, is essential to AARP’s success at this time.”
Jenkins earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spring Hill College, and is a 1998 graduate of the Stanford Executive Program, offered by the University’s Graduate School of Business.