Nancy McPherson

Nancy, an alum of Leadership Southern California 2016, is the State Director for AARP. Two years ago Nancy was enticed to move back to her home state as the interim state director for AARP, and the challenge became inspiration. She was responsible for creating a new vision for AARP’s work, new relationships with state leaders, and burgeoning work in local communities – skills that are now honed in Leadership Southern California’s revised curriculum focused on leading collaboration and building strategic partnerships.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates.