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The Journal of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University


On March 23, 2007, Jessica A. Defenderfer and Scott A. Olson had the opportunity to sit down with AARP's CEO, Bill Novelli, to discuss the upcoming policy challenges associated with the retirement of the baby boom generation, the role of the U.S. government in addressing these policy needs, and the responsibility of AARP in crafting effective public policy. Bill Novelli joined AARP in January 2000 and currently serves as CEO. Prior to joining AARP, Mr. Novelli was President of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and, before that, was the Executive Vice President of CARE, the world's largest private relief and development organization. Earlier, Mr. Novelli co-founded and was President of Porter Novelli, now one of the world's largest public relations agencies and part of the Omnicom Group. He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. from Penn's Annenberg School for Communication. Mr. Novelli also pursued doctoral studies at New York University.

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