Jun 20, 2016
AARP Foundation Appoints New Board Members
New Leaders Bring Strong Entrepreneurial and Fundraising Expertise to AARP Foundation Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — AARP Foundation, which serves low-income older adults by creating and advancing effective solutions that help them secure the essentials, announced today the appointment of new members to its all-volunteer Board of Directors, the governing body of AARP Foundation.

“As the Foundation sharpens its focus on poverty as the core obstacle to security and well-being for older adults, effective direction and support from our board are crucial to achieving success,” said Lisa Marsh Ryerson, AARP Foundation president. “These leaders bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets to AARP Foundation as we further our mission to help transform the lives of low-income older adults.”

New board members include:

David Adame of Phoenix, Arizona, is president and CEO of Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., (CPLC) the largest community development corporation (CDC) in Arizona and the third largest Hispanic CDC in the country. Mr. Adame began at CPLC in 1985 before leaving to hold positions at several organizations including JP Morgan Chase, Fannie Mae, and McCormack Baron Salazar.  As senior deputy director for Fannie Mae in their Arizona Partnership Office he worked to form a comprehensive housing investment strategy to provide $15 billion in affordable mortgage financing

Mr. Adame returned to CPLC in 2008, serving as chief economic development officer. Since returning to CPLC, he has raised more than $250 million in resources from government agencies, corporations, and foundations — all during one of the most severe recessions in U.S. history.

Ronald E. Daly Sr., of Olympia Fields, Ill., spent 38 years at the RR Donnelley Company, beginning as a factory worker and advancing to the level of president of its largest unit. After retiring from RR Donnelley, he served as president and CEO of Oce' USA Holdings and was a member of the board of directors of the parent company, Oce' N.V. of the Netherlands, until 2004. He serves on the board of U.S. Cellular and formerly served on the boards of Loyola University of Chicago, Executive Service Corps of Chicago, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Metropolis Strategies and SuperValu.

Ann G. Daw of Crompond, New York, was recently president of the not-for-profit Specialty Food Association (SFA), a position she had held since 2006. During her tenure, membership grew by more than 30 percent, attendance at the SFA trade shows in New York and San Francisco grew exponentially, and net assets increased five-fold. She expanded educational offerings and research for the Association's members and fostered innovation and outreach.  She also established the organization's first foundation to fight hunger and reduce food waste.

Prior to leading the SFA, Ms. Daw held senior management and marketing positions with Kraft Foods and Philip Morris International, domestically and abroad. She currently sits on a number of boards, including the World Education Services as head of its Governance Committee, and advises and mentors startups and turnarounds.

Tim Kelly of Lexington, Kentucky, was the president and publisher of the Lexington Herald-Leader, a position he held for nearly 15 years. Before that, he held key news and editorial management positions in several top newspaper companies. Following his retirement in 2011, he became senior adviser to the CEO of Volar Video Inc. (formerly iHigh.com), a video website for youth activities. Mr. Kelly is also a consultant for Youngs, Walker & Company, a Chicago executive search firm that specializes in media. He is currently serving his fourth term on the board of the YMCA of the U.S.A. and has been involved in two dozen civic and charitable organizations.

Neal Lane, MSW, of Niskayuna, New York, has been an AARP volunteer since 2007. Prior to joining the AARP Board in 2014, he served as president of the AARP New York office and chaired the AARP New York Executive Council. In late 2015, he retired as a partner and analyst with consultancy Optimum Partners, having worked on projects including care systems for HIV/AIDS; dental systems for high-risk and low-income children; helping communities and schools with troubling behavior of youth; and long-term care systems, especially those for older persons and young people with disabilities. Mr. Lane was also director of the New York State Office for the Aging from 2005 to 2007 and executive deputy director before that. In 2005, he led the New York state delegation to the White House Conference on Aging.

Diane D. Miller of Sacramento, California, is president and CEO of Wilcox Miller & Nelson, a human capital consulting firm located in Sacramento. Prior to joining her firm, she served as vice president of Portfolio Management for a national real estate investment company, which at that time was the second largest in the nation.

Among her many affiliations, Ms. Miller is a current Board, Audit Committee, PAC Fundraising and Executive Committee member of the California Chamber of Commerce, the second-largest state chamber in the United States. She is also a board member and chair emeritus of the California Host Committee, which annually gathers the top 1,000 California industry and government leaders.

For more information about the AARP Foundation Board of Directors, please visit http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/about-us/governance/board-of-directors/.

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About AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income older adults have nutritious food, affordable housing, a steady income and strong and sustaining bonds. We collaborate with individuals and organizations who share our commitment to innovation and our passion for problem solving. Supported by vigorous legal advocacy, we create and advance effective solutions that help struggling older adults transform their lives. AARP Foundation is the affiliated charity of AARP.

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