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Meet AARP's New CEO: A. Barry Rand
aarp today ^ | 3/12/2009 | carole fleck

Posted on 08/11/2009 8:00:42 AM PDT by milwguy

A. Barry Rand, chairman of the Board of Trustees at Howard University and a nationally recognized agent for social change, has been tapped as AARP’s new chief executive officer, it was announced Thursday.

Rand, 64, a former top executive at Xerox and Avis Rent A Car, will succeed Bill Novelli when he takes over the association’s top post on April 6. He will become AARP’s first African American CEO.

According to an AARP press release, Rand is “a catalyst for social change and inclusion in the workplace.” He was selected to lead AARP after a national search that lasted nearly a year.

(Excerpt) Read more at bulletin.aarp.org ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aarp; africanamericans; barryrand; ceo; howardu; obama; rand Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: milwguy
talk about getting a position because he's black...

Perhaps he's qualified...he's still there because he's black, imho.

2 posted on 08/11/2009 8:01:56 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (green is the new red.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”. Pete Townsend’s immortal words still ring true.


4 posted on 08/11/2009 8:04:13 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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To: milwguy
According to an AARP press release, Rand is “a catalyst for social change and inclusion in the workplace.”

Yeah, that is so highly relevant for an organization to promote the interests of retired persons.

5 posted on 08/11/2009 8:06:12 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: milwguy

This is all a setup. AARP is alligning lock-step with the administration in order to become the next “Fannie-Mae” of the health-insurance industry. They want to become the administrators of the government insurance program (ie “single-payer”) and have their dachas and other “govment” bennie$.


6 posted on 08/11/2009 8:06:25 AM PDT by downtownconservative (As Obama lies, liberty dies!)
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To: milwguy

I got a Robo call from AARP asking me to support Obamacare. I promptly called them to cancel my subscription. They promised to send me a refund of $11.00! Apparently, lots of others are cancelling too.


7 posted on 08/11/2009 8:06:30 AM PDT by JoeGar
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To: milwguy

Well there ya go.


8 posted on 08/11/2009 8:07:36 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama is in way over his ears.)
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To: jessduntno
"a nationally recognized agent for social change...”

I won't be too upset if he leads AARP over the cliff.

9 posted on 08/11/2009 8:07:54 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - victim of murdering regime)
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To: milwguy
A. Barry Rand, meet Megyn Kelley who just undressed your spokesman. Also, say goodbye to all of your FORMER members.
10 posted on 08/11/2009 8:08:06 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: milwguy
Read AARP's Where We Stand on Health Care

It was written by him and it pulls heavily from Obama's talking points...some of it appears to be lifted directly from Obama.
11 posted on 08/11/2009 8:08:14 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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To: milwguy
Obama's newest thug appointee:


12 posted on 08/11/2009 8:08:30 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: milwguy
AARP, new subsidiary of ACORN.

Time to make some changes.

13 posted on 08/11/2009 8:10:08 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: milwguy

As AARP gets lefter and lefter it is time to get out of this anti-American pro left wing Communist organization.


14 posted on 08/11/2009 8:13:33 AM PDT by YOUGOTIT (I will always be a Soldier)
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To: the invisib1e hand

This looks like pretty good evidence of an appointment staged in advance for the socialization push. It would be a really good time time check all of O’s other appointments to see what else he has in store for us.


15 posted on 08/11/2009 8:13:56 AM PDT by GulchBound (Who owns you?)
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To: milwguy

Can someone please post the link to the new, alternative to the AARP, so I can send it to my elderly relatives to rip up their AARP cards and join them instead?


16 posted on 08/11/2009 8:16:12 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: FreepShop1

American Seniors Association.


17 posted on 08/11/2009 8:17:59 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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To: Sudetenland
Whoops! Try again...American Seniors Association
18 posted on 08/11/2009 8:19:35 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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To: Sudetenland

I just cancelled my AAPP membership.


19 posted on 08/11/2009 8:21:52 AM PDT by nj patriot (Gore is beyond help.... Snakes in the head.)
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To: milwguy

AARP is going to lose a lot of membership over Nationalized Health Care, one way or another... They have betrayed their membership.

Wny anybody stays in that organization, I will never understand.


20 posted on 08/11/2009 8:25:22 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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To: milwguy

http://www.nytimes.com/2000/12/03/nyregion/in-brief.html

Published: Sunday, December 3, 2000

Avis Chief’s Parachute Could Be Solid Gold

Just a year after being named the chairman and chief executive of Avis Group Holdings in East Garden City, A. Barry Rand, 56, is in line to leave the company with a $15.1 million severance package.

Mr. Rand, who is black, became one of the country’s leading minority executives last November when he accepted the top post at Avis, the rental car company. This fall, the Cendant Corporation of New York acquired the company for $1.5 billion and assumed debt.

(snip)


21 posted on 08/11/2009 8:28:28 AM PDT by maggief
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To: nj patriot
I just cancelled my AARP membership.


22 posted on 08/11/2009 8:28:38 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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To: milwguy
Rand, 64, a former top executive at Xerox and Avis Rent A Car, will succeed Bill Novelli...

Wow. 64, huh?

How many QALYs does this guy have left, anyway?

Isn't it about time to put him out on the ice floe?

23 posted on 08/11/2009 8:32:01 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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To: milwguy

Barry Rand is a huge proponent of Social Justice and we all know what that means!

He gave 8.9K to Obama last year & was made CEO in March of this past year - wonder why!? LOL


24 posted on 08/11/2009 8:32:17 AM PDT by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: milwguy

Will he fall on his sword when membership drops from 40 million to 25 million in less than one year?


25 posted on 08/11/2009 8:32:22 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: Sudetenland

60 plus is a good senior organization.


26 posted on 08/11/2009 8:34:19 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: GulchBound
This looks like pretty good evidence of an appointment staged in advance for the socialization push. It would be a really good time time check all of O’s other appointments to see what else he has in store for us.

We already know: they're pro-abortion "Catholics," radicals, and people who'd rather not pay their taxes.

And it's not socialism. It's fascism.

27 posted on 08/11/2009 8:37:30 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (green is the new red.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
A. Barry Rand, meet Megyn Kelley who just undressed your spokesman. Also, say goodbye to all of your FORMER members.

I think the proper term is "de-pantsed"...

28 posted on 08/11/2009 8:39:13 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Because, deep in my heart, I do believe, that we shall overcome some day.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

AARP will now try to be the new ACORN


29 posted on 08/11/2009 8:39:47 AM PDT by sfvgto (Washington D.C. is a great place to live...........if you are a cockroach)
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To: JoeGar

Sorry to hear you were ever a member. They are nothing more than a leftist organization, dealing in liberal power brokering, while masquerading as a discount club. They don’t offer you or any other senior anything that ins’t available on the open market cheaper, and without supporting an organization that uses your money to attempt to destroy your ideals and principles. AARP’s mission was discovered years ago, even before they were all for William Jefferson Clinton.

Just another example of what happens to many organizations with a large pot of gold at the end of the rainbow just waiting to be used for nefarious purpose. Kind of like union pension funds, not enough oversight, and too many hands and minds in the cookie jar.


30 posted on 08/11/2009 8:41:48 AM PDT by wita
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To: the invisib1e hand
Meet AARP's New CEO: A. Barry Rand

Some day, he hopes to be The Barry Rand.

(with apologies to comedian A. Whitney Brown)
31 posted on 08/11/2009 8:42:25 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. (J.I. Packer)
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So now we understand why AARP is shilling for legislation which the president promises will cut billions of dollars from Medicare. The AARP president, a political supporter of the president, is putting the president's interests before those of seniors. What is going to happen is obvious: care to the elderly will be rationed and the elderly will be pressured to forgo care in the “death interviews.” Mandatory or not, the legislation clearly provides a financial incentive for doctors to schedule these interviews. And seniors are often vulnerable to the suggestions of others when sick, uncomfortable and disoriented. The presence of Ezekiel Emmanuel on the president's health policy team means that euthanasia is definitely NOT off the table.
The monies saved from the early dispatch of seniors, many of whom have paid Medicare premiums all their working lives, will be used to provide health insurance to the millions of illegal aliens the president promised to legalize yesterday. This mass of undereducated—most Mexican illegals have not studied beyond 6th grade and many rural Mexicans have not even gone that far—will be a reliable ethnic bloc—al la Blacks, Jews and Muslims—for the Democratic Party. That the country will ultimately dragged down and destroyed by this massive influx troubles modern democrats not at all. They will most likely be gone (”Ezekieled”) when the end comes. And they don't really like America that much anyway. Can we stop this?
32 posted on 08/11/2009 8:43:22 AM PDT by Godwin1 (E)
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To: the invisib1e hand
AARP - Now A Fully Owned Subsidiary Of Obamatron, Inc.
33 posted on 08/11/2009 8:54:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro (You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat - Claire Wolfe)
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To: sfvgto
AARP will now try to be the new ACORN

Actually, they'll end up like the German SS, but with suppositories.

34 posted on 08/11/2009 8:56:28 AM PDT by investigateworld ( For an example of following Alinsky's Rules, visit any Free Trade thread)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Being a top executive at Xerox is not a good recommedation.
Xerox stopped being a good company 20 years ago.
35 posted on 08/11/2009 9:09:56 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: nj patriot
I just cancelled my AAPP membership.

Help me out here.

Help me out here.
How did you do that exactly? Here is their site:

How do I get a refund?

As it turn out, I sent in my 3-year renewal about 2 weeks ago.
Note that there is no link to quit, or even to "Contact Us," which is present in just about every web site.

36 posted on 08/11/2009 9:46:47 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: downtownconservative

Good observation - I didn’t even think of that....

It all makes sence for me now.....


37 posted on 08/11/2009 9:49:11 AM PDT by birddog (http://www.nohr669.com/)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Perhaps he's qualified...he's still there because he's black, imho.

Sounds like his whole career path has been greased that way.
38 posted on 08/11/2009 10:09:11 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (Forget going Galt. Its time to go Braveheart.)
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To: Sudetenland

Thanks for the info. I just enrolled with American Seniors Association and will tell everyone I know to do the same. If you are currently a member of AARP, you can get an extra month free with ASA if you send them your torn up AARP card.


39 posted on 08/11/2009 10:12:02 AM PDT by Proud of Texas
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To: Sudetenland

Thanks for the info. I just enrolled with American Seniors Association and will tell everyone I know to do the same. If you are currently a member of AARP, you can get an extra month free with ASA if you send them your torn up AARP card.


40 posted on 08/11/2009 10:12:05 AM PDT by Proud of Texas
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To: Sudetenland

Thanks for the info. I just enrolled with American Seniors Association and will tell everyone I know to do the same. If you are currently a member of AARP, you can get an extra month free with ASA if you send them your torn up AARP card.


41 posted on 08/11/2009 10:12:12 AM PDT by Proud of Texas
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To: Proud of Texas
If you are currently a member of AARP, you can get an extra month free with ASA if you send them your torn up AARP card.

If memory serves me right it is an additional YEAR free...

42 posted on 08/11/2009 10:24:34 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: Publius6961

Correct, I meant to say year instead of month.


43 posted on 08/11/2009 10:41:00 AM PDT by Proud of Texas
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To: JoeGar
I got a Robo call from AARP asking me to support Obamacare. I promptly called them to cancel my subscription. They promised to send me a refund of $11.00! Apparently, lots of others are cancelling too.

As did I a few minutes ago, although it took the better part of an hour to figure out how to send a request to cancel my membership and request a refund. There may be an easier way (doubt it) but here's how I did it:

1. Go to the AARP site

2. At the bottom of that page click on "Contact AARP"

3. Click on "Your Membership"

4. On the following page under "Your Membership" click on "More Questions?"

5. At the bottom of the resulting drop down

6. Click on the words "contact us"

7. Fill out the form and provide all the data including the membership number you wish to cancel.

I'm supposed to get a reply within 2 days.

To cut off any BS about getting my refund, I added:
"I do not wish a discussion or a debate about cancelling my membership and receiving a refund."

44 posted on 08/11/2009 10:48:22 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: wita
They don’t offer you or any other senior anything that ins’t available on the open market cheaper

I joined AARP at age 50 because it allowed me to get hotel/motel discounts; however, now that I am over 60, I can get "senior citizen" discounts almost everywhere.

45 posted on 08/11/2009 12:34:06 PM PDT by JoeGar
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To: dirtboy

No kidding. Hiring a CEO for social change?


46 posted on 08/11/2009 12:38:07 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: CPT Clay
Yes, from what I have seen they are a good advocacy group, but they don't appear to offer any benefits like discount insurance offers or Medicare drug benefits like ASA and AARP offer.

People are reluctant to leave AARP if they are losing the extras.

I recommend that all us old farts join ASA, 60 Plus and RetireSave (another advocacy only group).

We need as many sympathetic voices as we can get speaking out against these Leftist policies.
47 posted on 08/12/2009 7:34:30 AM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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