Joan Ruff, J.D., is an executive, human resources consultant and attorney from Mission Woods, Kansas. She is a member of the Member and Social Impact Committee and the AARP National Policy Council. Previously, she served as treasurer of the AARP Foundation Board of Directors. After more than 10 years as a tax attorney, she joined William M. Mercer Inc., where she consulted on employee benefits and compensation. She then held executive management positions at Zurich Financial Services and H&R Block. Her leadership on numerous nonprofit boards and committees includes service as chair of the Mid-Continent Girl Scouts’ Human Resources and Capital Campaign committees. She has also contributed expertise to Habitat for Humanity and the Kansas City Red Cross.
The all-volunteer, 22-member Board of Directors is the governing body of AARP and approves all policies, programs, activities and services for AARP’s millions of members. Some of the major responsibilities of AARP board members are to approve the budget and monitor AARP finances; determine the Association’s state and national legislative policy agenda, and set policy that guides the association’s strategic plans and activities.
What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?
Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?
How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?
What difference has a decade made?
Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?
Who polices the police in Louisiana?
What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?»»» View all Topics!