Yolanda Taylor – AARP
Yolanda Taylor Brignoni is AARP’s Strategic Communications Director for health and healthy living. In this role, she works across AARP’s 30+ communications channels and platforms to ensure the organization delivers effective and impactful health communications to its 38 million members and all consumers 50+. She brings with her more than 15 years of experience conceiving and executing strategic communications campaigns to motivate action and fuel social change domestically and globally. A versatile professional with crisis management and multimedia agency experience, Yolanda has directed health communications campaigns for government, corporate, and nonprofit clients. Prior to joining AARP, she was the Communications Director for the United Nations Foundation’s Women & Population program, where she elevated and grew the program’s executive and programmatic brand, as well as amplified the work of UN agencies, executive directors, and ambassadors. Yolanda has won several accolades for her work in communications and journalism, including awards from PR News and PRWeek on event PR and multicultural communications, as well as awards from the Georgia Press Association for feature (health) and religion writing. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Newspapers and in International Affairs from the University of Georgia, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from George Washington University.