AARP has appointed Ashley McBride as the new AARP Arkansas state director.
McBride previously served as the director of education at the American Indian Center of Arkansas. There, she created a digital platform and established the Accessing Choices in Education program.
“Ashley is a strategist and change agent,” Sam Wilson, regional vice president of AARP's central region, said. "She has successfully led employees, sustained business operations, and managed state and federal grants and programs in non-profit, higher education, and corporate sectors across the United States for 12 years.
"We are very excited that she has joined AARP and look forward to her strong leadership in the Arkansas office."
McBride previously worked as director of mission and education at Susan G. Komen-Arkansas Affiliate. She was also assistant professor of biological sciences at New Life College, Arkansas Baptist College and Grambling State University, and she led the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program at the University of Colorado-Denver.
AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit and advocates for Americans age 50 and older. It has nearly 38 million members and offices in every state.