Sears Named AARP Vermont State President

August 6, 2014  
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August 2014

Patricia M. Sears has been appointed State President of AARP Vermont, a volunteer position working closely with both staff and volunteers throughout the state to help AARP achieve its mission in Vermont. Her responsibilities include serving as primary volunteer spokesperson, chairing the AARP Vermont Executive Council, building networks and community partnerships and recruiting volunteers. Sears takes over the position held by Jim Leddy since 2008. Leddy has accepted the position of Regional Volunteer Director with AARP, working with state offices throughout the Northeast.
Sears is the CEO of NEKTI Consulting, a strategic communications firm providing government and community relations expertise to growing businesses and organizations. She is recognized statewide for her skills in coalition building, networking for opportunities with tenacious follow-up for impact, community outreach and advocacy. She most recently served as founding director of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation and is a board member of the Northeastern Vermont Development Association, the Northeast Kingdom Travel & Tourism Association and a member of the Vermont Public Television Community Council.


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