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AARP’s Nancy LeaMond, Bill Sweeney Among Washington’s Most Influential People

Two of our own have been named to Washingtonian’s annual list of the most influential people working in the nation’s capital: Nancy LeaMond, our executive vice president and chief advocacy and engagement officer, and Bill Sweeney, our senior vice president for government affairs. LeaMond and Sweeney were recognized for their ongoing efforts to bolster resources for caregivers and lower drug prices, among other efforts benefiting older adults.

The Washingtonian list excludes elected officials and congressional or White House staff. It instead recognizes 500 people working in 18 different industries and lines of work, including business and finance, economic policy, energy and immigration. LeaMond and Sweeney made the list under the health care category, along with several other big names including Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

AARP maintains a regular presence on similar lists and rankings. CEO Jo Ann Jenkins and AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson were named to Washingtonian’s list of DC’s most powerful women last year. Jenkins earlier this year was also named to Barron’s list of the 100 most influential women in finance.

See Washingtonian’s full list of DC power players, and read more about our advocacy work.

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