I recently received news that an old friend of mine is taking the reins at AARP’s Global Network.
Edward Newburn has been appointed the Senior Vice President to lead AARP’s international work. Since joining AARP in 2002, he has worked in State and National Initiatives, the Office of the CEO, and currently is in the Office of the Corporate Secretary where he works closely with both the AARP Board of Directors and the Executive Team.
Prior to AARP, Edward was with Arthur Andersen LLP where he was part of a global business unit and worked on projects in countries ranging from the Russian Federation to Kenya to South Korea. At Andersen, he not only worked in a number of countries, but also developed strong management skills. Earlier in his career, Edward worked in corporate finance for The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited.
He has an undergraduate degree from Clemson University and an International MBA from a joint degree program at the University of South Carolina and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria.
Edward brings a broad knowledge of AARP, strong management skills and significant international experience to this new position.
I’m a big fan and I think he will work wonders in this job.