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AARP Florida appoints new manager of state operations

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Lifelong Florida resident Yolanda A. Rodriguez has seen AARP from the outside as a member of a volunteer advisory board.

Now, she's seeing it from the inside as its new manager of state operations.

Rodriguez has been hired to lead a team of nearly 200 AARP volunteers and staff members that play a key role in connecting the association to its 2.7 million members in Florida.

"AARP has afforded me some of the most amazing experiences as a volunteer and senior advocate during the past four years. Accepting a full-time leadership role is not only a natural progression for me, but it enables me to focus all my energy on a vibrant segment of Florida's population," said Rodriguez, who left her job as city manager of Margate, a city of 53,000 residents in Broward County, to take the AARP position.

"Her commitment to the issues facing (Floridians older than 50) is evident not only from her work, but from the ways she devotes her free time through community service," state director Jeff Johnson said.

Rodriguez has also served on boards of the Florida Association of Aging Services Providers and the Florida Council on Aging.

A native Spanish speaker, she earned an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Florida and a graduate degree in health services administration at Florida International University.

AARP Florida appoints new manager of state operations 06/26/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 4:30am]
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