AARP FLORIDA STATE DIRECTOR
As AARP Florida State Director, Jeff and his team of staff, volunteers and members seek to lead Florida to expand the possibilities and tackle the challenges of an aging society and equip Florida families to live their best lives as they age. He is a respected leader across the state who speaks regularly to groups and the media about issues such as health, long-term care, Social Security, financial security, fighting fraud, building stronger communities, using social media effectively, and leadership development. He also facilitates small-group “check-up” sessions as part of AARP’s Life Reimagined initiative.
Jeff has worked with AARP Florida since 2000 and was named state director on an interim basis in October 2010 and permanently in February 2012. He was raised in Jacksonville, graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wake Forest University, and also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Jeff joined AARP after working in public relations, marketing and sales, most recently with the Tampa Bay (then) Devil Rays. He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife April and daughter Betsy. He is also an active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, a graduate of Leadership Florida Class XXXII, and a board member of the Florida Council on Aging.