COLUMBUS/PRNewswire/—AARP Regional Vice President Rawle Andrews Jr., recently announced that Barbara A. Sykes–former distinguished legislator, community leader and devoted advocate for the underserved in Ohio for more than three decades–has been appointed State Director for AARP in Ohio.

As Ohio State Director, Sykes will lead and manage the advocacy, communications and community outreach work of AARP and its 1.5 million members in Ohio. “Our next state director must be able to thrive in a highly dynamic environment while advancing the AARP brand up, down and across the Buckeye State and inside the Beltway from time to time.

Barbara is a thought leader with a people-first, can-do attitude, who has the proven ability to help accelerate the progress of what is working well and to disrupt what needs changing. I look forward to working with Barbara and the Ohio team to make sure AARP is as good and vibrant as its promise for older Ohioans and their families,” said Andrews.

Mike Barnhart, President of AARP Ohio, commented: “Barbara Sykes combines impressive leadership skills with a lifetime dedicated to public and community service. We are pleased and honored to have someone with her stature, passion and experience to lead AARP Ohio into the future.”



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