A fearless champion for innovation and impact, Jenkins is often lauded for her ability to create business opportunity and competitive differentiation.She has been described as a visionary and thought leader, a catalyst for breakthrough results, accelerating progress and contribution while fostering positive relationships inside and outside the organization.
Jo Ann Jenkins has held a variety of board and advisory positions including AARP Services, AARP Funds, Congressional Hunger Center, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Stanford Medicine Board of Fellows, U. Small Business Administration Council on Underserved Communities, Living Cities, and Caring for Military Families.
With expertise in talent and leadership development, organizational restructure, public affairs, philanthropy and marketing, she has been recognized as Black Enterprise Magazine Most Powerful Women in business (2017), Power 100 – Washington’s Most Influential People Washington Life magazine (2015, 2016, & 2017), “Non-Profit Influencer of the Year” (2015), “Non-Profit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50” (2013, 2014, 20), Peace Corps Director’s Award (2014) and Malcolm Baldrige Fellow (2013), Actors Fund Medal of Honor (2017), International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2017 Presidential Award.
Jenkins offers deep knowledge and experience derived from her work with some of the nation’s most iconic brands – the U. Government and Library of Congress as well as AARP and AARP Foundation – with an understanding of the interplay and nuance of business, politics and social change.
Under her leadership AARP’s vision was reimagined and redefined, challenging outdated beliefs and sparking new insights that allow people to adapt to today’s realities of aging – with relevant solutions to everyday issues such as healthcare costs, financial security, digital and social connectivity, and career continuation. Department of Agriculture in a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility.
She led the development and launch of innovative initiatives that transformed the Library’s workforce into “knowledge navigators,” created the Library of Congress Experience, an interactive pathway offering access to the Library’s incomparable collections, and built strong, mutually-supportive relationships with private sector sponsors.
Today, Jenkins leads the world’s largest non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization, harnessing the power and passion of almost 2,000 staff members, 60,000 volunteers and numerous strategic partners.
Most recently she is the best-selling author of the book, “Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age.” After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, she graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program.
Jenkins also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from both Spring Hill College and Washington College.
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