December 12, 2007 08:01 ET

AARP's Donnellan Joins IMSA Board of Directors

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - The Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (IMSA) is pleased to announce that AARP's Kevin Donnellan has joined the organization's Board of Directors.

"We are pleased to have Kevin join IMSA's Board," said David Odenath, IMSA Chairman and President, Annuities, Prudential Financial. "Kevin and AARP bring a unique and important perspective to IMSA's work and we welcome his expertise and insights."

"I am pleased to serve on IMSA's Board of Directors," Donnellan said. "IMSA's role in responding to current compliance challenges in the marketplace is critical to protecting the interests of consumers of financial services products." Donnellan serves as Chief Communications Officer and is based in Washington, DC.

Welcoming Donnellan, IMSA President & CEO Brian Atchinson said, "AARP is an important voice on issues affecting consumers in the financial services marketplace. Kevin joins a diverse Board that offers invaluable perspectives so that IMSA can respond to marketplace issues with practical, relevant compliance solutions that serve consumers, companies and distributors."

Atchinson provided the following background on Donnellan:

Kevin Donnellan is AARP's Chief Communications Officer, leading the development of the organization's overall communications priorities and strategies, and the efforts to effectively position AARP, the AARP Foundation and AARP Services with the media and opinion leaders, and to shape and enhance the Association's reputation among key constituencies. Since joining AARP, Donnellan has served in numerous advocacy, legislative and public policy roles that have been instrumental in the growth and success of AARP. Donnellan served as AARP's Director of the Office of Grassroots and Elections. In that capacity, he led the 39-million member Association's extensive state and national grassroots advocacy operations, e-advocacy efforts, and renowned voter education initiative.

IMSA is a nonprofit, independent association and the premier standards-setting organization for the life insurance, annuity and long-term care insurance marketplace. To qualify for IMSA membership, companies must demonstrate that they abide by ethical policies and procedures in the way they advertise, sell and service life insurance, annuity products, and long-term care insurance in the individual market. For more information about IMSA and a list of IMSA-qualified companies, visit

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