Monday, July 16, 2007
State Bar Board Member Named to Head California AARP
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Jeannine English, a public member of the State Bar Board of Governors, has been appointed California state president of the American Association of Retired Persons, the organization said in a release.
“We are thrilled to have Jeannine as our new state president,” a spokesperson said Thursday. “She brings a depth and breadth of experience that will greatly benefit AARP’s more than 3 million California members.”
Prior to her appointment, English served for two years on AARP’s National Policy Council, an advisory committee to the AARP National Board of Directors.
English, 53, was named to the State Bar board last year by Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. She had a long tenure in state government, including more than 10 years as executive director of the Little Hoover Commission, which investigates state government operations with the aim of improving their efficiency, economy and service to the public.
She also served as assistant executive director of the California Transportation Commission.
As volunteer state president, English will lead the AARP’s California Executive Council and work in partnership with the state director and in collaboration with other volunteers and staff to achieve AARP’s strategic priorities in California, the group said.
English, who has a master’s degree in business administration from Golden Gate University, has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of KVIE, Inc. Public Television, as vice-president of the Jewish Family Services of Sacramento, and as financial auditor for the state departments of Finance and Health Services.
In January of last year, English formed her own consulting firm, Jeannine English & Associates, which has provided consulting services to various clients, including the Rumsey Indian Rancheria and the California Small Business Association.
She is married to Sacramento attorney Howard Dickstein, who represents a number of Indian tribes with gaming operations in the state.
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