Director of Thought Leadership, AARP
Staci Alexander is the Director of Thought Leadership for AARP and works to amplify AARP’s voice in key conversations around longevity, aging and equity. In her role, Staci leads the AARP Thought Leadership agenda with external stakeholders and allies. In this capacity, Staci develops and executes external engagements with both traditional and nontraditional partners to expand the conversation on the future of aging. Staci has a rich history of cultivating partnerships and alliances in support of mission driven goals across the fields of policy development, philanthropy and communication. Staci has worked as a staffer in the United States Senate, as a lobbyist for urban and rural affordable housing development, and as a grant maker. Prior to joining AARP Staci expanded her communications and outreach skills to work with public media as an Assistant Director with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions and Senior Associate of the Community Strategies Group for the Aspen Institute.
Staci has a MPA from City University of New York, Baruch School of Public Affairs and a BA in political science from Vassar College.
Staci is an advocate for children and adults with developmental disabilities and serves on the board of the Institute for Exceptional Care.