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4 Interview with Kevin Donnellan of AARP Kevin is the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff for AARP. Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, he served 8 years as AARP’s Chief Communications Officer. Under his leadership, AARP have become a 21st century media conglomerate, destroying the myth that Americans 50-plus are not wired to new communication. Holmes report named him to the Influence 100, the world’s 100 most influential corporate communicators, from 2011 - 2013 Kevin: I worked on Capitol Hill before coming to AARP. When I worked on the Hill, I spent a lot of time focusing on aging issues. Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro’s congressional district had one of the oldest aging populations in the country. We spent a lot of time working on aging issues. That’s where I got into aging issues. When I decided to leave the Hill, I was attracted to AARP because of their mission. I have to say, when I got here I thought, I’ll do this for a couple of years and then I’ll try something else. Here I am now, 30 years later, still at AARP. The main reason I’m here... Well, there are actually two. One is, again, the mission of the organization. It’s a fantastic mission. As I said earlier, I love what I do and I think that’s important. I think you have to believe in what you do and want to get up and go to work every day and feel like you’re making a difference, and I do. Secondly, we have an absolutely fantastic staff here at AARP. Unbelievable professionals who are all very much dedicated to the mission of the organization and that makes this a great organization. That’s why I joined AARP. That’s why I was inspired to join here, and it’s why I’ve been inspired to stay. 30 years here. I have a very good perspective on the breadt ݽɬЁЁ$ѡ$)ѡЁI@́ݥѠQ)٥ѡչѥ)Ȱѡɔɔх͍ͭ́)ѡЁɔѡɔѡЁ$ѡɔٕ)Ս͙հȁ她Ёѡ́ɽ)ݕ)Qɔɕ䰁$Օ̰ѡɕѡЁ)Ѽ=́ѡѼѕɅє]$)݅́ȁչѥ́Ȱѡɽ)ѡЁ$եѡɔ݅́)ѕɅѕչѥ́ѕ5Ё)չѥ́չѥ)ɕѕչѥ́ѡɝѥɥȁѼ)ѡЁɕЁٕȁѡ)ɝѥѡݕɕeЁѕɥ)ѕɅѕ%Ё݅́Ѽɕ䁉եѡɽ)ѕɅѕչѥ́ѕѼɥ)ѼѡЁ䰁ݡ$ѡ)ݔݗeٔɱՍ͙ձ丁M)ѕɅѥéЁѡаѥ)ͽ́́Ѽݽɬѽѡȸ)Qѡȁ́Ѽɕ䁙́ѡ)ͥ$ٕ䁵Սͥɥٕ)٥Յ)ѡٕ́́䁵Սͥɥٕ)ɝѥ5ɔѡЁٕѡ)ݗeɔ́Ёѡͥ%ӊé)ѼɥٔѡͥՕѥ)ݡ䁅ɔݔMձݔ%)ɝ-٥ѡӊé饹eԁܰ)а܁ݔѽ)啅́ѕȰѡӊéɅѥЁ́и)QѡȁѡаݡͽЁɕѕ)ѼѡЁ́ѡͥЁӊéͼ)-٥QѱѡЁɕЁѡѥ$͍́ͅ䁝չѽ)ͅqQݼ啅̸'eٔԁݼ啅̻t)̰׊eٔЁѼɕ)!ɔ$啅́ѕȸ)͍ȁ́ͅ׊eɔѼ)Ս͙հѥѡа)ɝQЁ́ɕəЁ͕ՔȁͼѡЁչхݡЁЁ)Ѽ܁ȁɽ́ѡ)׊eɔ)չѥ́ȁЁI@ɕɔԁѼ)$ѡӊéѡ͔ѡɕ̰ͭ)ѡᕍѥٔ٥ɕͥ)ѥձɱѡЁ$ɥѡЁȁ)܁х]Ё䁱ͽ́)ѡ́ɽ)مх́ԁѼ䁽)ձ䁵Ս͙հѡ́ɽ)ѡ́Ս͙հͥ)ɝ-٥ѡӊéɕѥٔ)-٥$ѡЁݡЁɕɕՅ䰁$ѡӊéٕ䁥ѕɕѥѼȁ܁׊eٔ)$Օ̰Ѽхȁѡ)ݽɭͼ䁑ɕЁ́I@)ɝѥ́$ٔݽɭ)QЁ́Ѽ䁹ЁՕѥ)́ѡɝѥٕȁ)ݡ̰܁́I@ѥٕɕ()ͥѥٕ䁅Ёѡɔѡ))-٥]ɕȁ́ѡɽ՝مɥ)ѡ̸Ёݔٔݽɱ)Չѥ́ɔѡI@5饹ѡ)I@ ձѥQ䁅ɔձ䁅݅ɐ)ݥՉѥ́ѡЁٔɵ́ɕ)I@́݅ɑ́)́ȁՉѥ́Ѽ)ɑѼѡ5I$յ̰)ݡ́ѡхɐȁɥ)ɕ͡ݔٔѱٕȀ)ɕ́ȁՉѥ̰ݡ̰)Ё$݅́ݡ$ɕѕ)ѡЁѡаͽݡЁQ͔ɔݼٕ䁕ѥٔ)ѽ́ѡЁݔٔѼɕѡ)]eЁЁݥѠѡи]٥ͱ)͔Ёͽݕݡ)ٔԁͼѼɕЁ䁽ȁ̰)Ёѡɽȁձѥ]ٔ)́͡$ͅѱٕȀ)Ёݔ͕ٔѡѥɔ)ձѥQӊéݡݔ٥܁́ѡݔ)͕ٔ́ѡ͔́Ʌ)ѡȁ̸]eɔЁѕЁ䁽)͡)=ȁՉѥ̰ȁݽɬ)ѡݔͼɕ́չЁ)չ丁I@́Ѽ٥܁͕Ёͼ)Ս́ѥɝѥЁ)ѥݥɝѥ ѡЁݔݗeɔ)ٕ䁍չ䁅ɽ́ѡ)չ䁅ݔٔ́ѥٔٽչѕ)хչѥ́ɽ́ѡ)չ丁]ٔ́ѡхѕ́)Ёѡȁѥ́ɽ́ѡ)չͼݔЁѼݥѠ)́ݕ)]ɕѡͥѡɽ՝ѡ)ɕѠչѥ̸]ͼ)͔ɕЁѡȁٕՕ́ѡи])ٔɕɽɅݔ)ٔɕɽЁݥѠȁ̸)]ݔ͕ѡɵѥ)ѕɥ̰ѡݥѕ9Ё䁑ѡɕ)аЁѡ䁅Ёи((0