W.Va. AARP Names New President

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia chapter of AARP has a new president.

Officials say the organization selected Rich Stonestreet of Charleston to serve as the state chapter's volunteer leader. He'll represent nearly 300,000 members in West Virginia.

Stonestreet has served as a member of the all-volunteer panel that advises and helps set strategic direction for the West Virginia AARP chapter.

In 2013, he was the state recipient of the organization's highest volunteer recognition: the Andrus Award for Community Service. The award honors individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

The retired educator and labor relations professional is a graduate of West Liberty University and the University of Tennessee, and completed doctoral coursework at Ohio State University.

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