Sue Dierksen of Gleason appointed to AARP Wisconsin Executive Council
For the MERRILL FOTO NEWS
MADISON – AARP Wisconsin, on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, announced three appointments to its all-volunteer Executive Council and two additional staff members.
“We are thrilled to be diving into the new year with an AARP Wisconsin team of staff and volunteer leaders who are excited to work together on legislation and community-enhancing engagements that will make life better not only for those 50 and over, but all Wisconsinites as they age,” said AARP Wisconsin State Director Martha Cranley.
Among the appointments to the Executive Council, which assists in establishing goals, strategies, and tactics for efforts that help the more than 800,000 AARP members in Wisconsin, is Sue Dierksen of Gleason.
“As an RN with a Master’s Degree in public health, Sue spent her career with two major corporations, developing and managing employee health and wellness programs which integrated with employee health benefits,” AARP said. “In 2018, she joined the team of AARP Wisconsin volunteer advocates, supporting legislation affecting Wisconsinites age 50-plus. In this work, she has connected with elected officials on issues such as reducing the cost of prescription drugs, quality high-speed internet, and support for caregivers.”
AARP added that Dierksen is a 2022 alumnus of the Wisconsin Women’s Network Policy Institute, which increased her knowledge of the legislative process and connections with lawmakers.
Dierksen has been an AARP member since 1996 and has lived in the Northwoods for 17 years.
Joining Dierksen on the Executive Council are Terrence Moore of Milwaukee, who will serve as AARP Wisconsin’s inaugural Vice President; and Sue Miller of Waupaca.
Two staff members – David Bowen of Milwaukee and Martin Hernandez of Middleton – have also joined the AARP Wisconsin team to lead the state office’s efforts around advocacy, campaigns, and volunteer management.
“All of these staff members and volunteers are committed to being strong and capable voices for carrying out AARP’s mission here in Wisconsin, which is to make life better for all of us,” Cranley said. “We are so very pleased to have them leading our statewide efforts.”
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership of more than 37 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities, and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security, and retirement planning, they say.
“We advocate for consumers in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services,” AARP said.
Learn more at aarp.org.