Marzullo named president of AARP Rhode Island

Warwick Beacon ·

AARP Rhode Island State Director Kathleen Connell has announced the appointment of Vincent “Vin” Marzullo as state president.

“We are delighted that Vin has stepped into this key volunteer leadership position,” Connell said. “His professional experience, his distinguished history as a community organizer and administrator, and his passion for our mission make him an outstanding choice.”

Marzullo retired as the Federal National Service Director for Rhode Island, working with diverse communities to identify common ground and bring people together to address community challenges and create new opportunities. He chaired the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts, which raised millions of dollars from federal workers to support local, regional and national charitable organizations.

As an active member of his community Marzullo is involved as a playroom volunteer at Hasbro Children’s Hospital; he is the 2018 recipient of the West Warwick Elks Distinguished Citizen Award; co-founder of the West Warwick Neighborhood Crime Watch and a member Vince Lombardi Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge. He has been a member of the AARP West Warwick Chapter since 2017.

“For a good part of my career, I was responsible for a myriad of volunteer arrangements that promoted community building and problem solving particularly for older Americans and low-income neighborhoods,” Marzullo said.

“I faced the challenge to mobilize and invest thousands of senior volunteers and hundreds of AmeriCorps members each year so that lives could be improved, and local resources could be expanded. All these efforts were the result of developing strategic partnerships and collaborative thinking. This aligns perfectly with AARP’s approach to making positive changes and improving lives by strengthening communities, and empowering members and volunteers on a local and statewide basis. I believe the myriad of my life experiences – professionally, politically, and community service – provides me with a deep and rich appreciation of all sectors in Rhode Island: public, private and independent, allowing me to contribute in a meaningful way to the strengthening and growing of AARP RI.”