Genoa resident named 2010 AARP board of directors vice-chairwoman

Gail Aldrich

Gail Aldrich

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Gail Aldrich, SPHR, of Genoa was among those installed May 4 to the AARP 2010 Board of Directors on May 4. She will serve vice-chairwoman until 2012. Her term on the board will continue through 2014.

Aldrich was elected to the board of directors in 2008 and served on the Member Value Social Impact Committee and the CEO Evaluation and Compensation Committee during the 2008-2010 biennium.

"It is an honor to continue serving AARP, as vice chair of the board," Aldrich said. "A key responsibility of the role is to chair the Member and Social Impact Committee. I look forward to using my background as a leader in membership organizations to fulfill this role. My focus will be working with other board members, volunteers, members and AARP staff to create change that ensures all of us can age with dignity and purpose."

The all-volunteer board of directors is the governing body of the non-profit AARP and approves all policies, programs, activities and services for AARP's millions of members. Some of the major responsibilities of AARP Board Members are to approve the budget and monitor the finances of the association, determine the association's state and national legislative policy agenda, and set policy that guides the association's strategic plans and activities.

Aldrich is an experienced executive in human resource management, membership development, and organizational effectiveness. She previously served as chief membership officer for the Society for Human Resource Management; senior vice president and chief administrative officer of the California State Automobile Association; vice president of human resources and corporate secretary of the Failure Group; and vice president of organizational development for the Electric Power Research Institute.

Aldrich currently serves as vice chairwoman of the Gifts in Kind International Board of Directors and is a member of the American Management Association's Human Resource Council. She has served as board chair for the Society for Human Resource Management and for Lytton Gardens, an organization providing housing and health care to low-income seniors. She also has served as president of the Los Altos-Mountain View Branch of the American Association of University Women and has been honored with that organization's Woman of the Year Award.


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