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Speaker's Biography:

Joan Ruff
Board Chair, AARP

AARP Board Chair, Joan Ruff, J.D., has worked as an executive, human resources consultant and attorney. 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 secretary/treasurer of the Mid-Continent Council of Girl Scouts and chair of the Mid-Continent Girl Scouts' Human Resources and Capital Campaign committees. She has also contributed her expertise to Habitat for Humanity and the Kansas City Red Cross. She resides in Mission Woods, Kansas, where she serves on the Mission Woods City Council.