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Kathleen Bertrand Named as Atlanta Spokesperson by AARP Georgia

Kathleen Bertrand

Congratulations goes out to legendary Jazz songstress, Kathleen Bertrand!

AARP Georgia announced this week that she is its new spokesperson. In this role, Kathleen will provide pivotal support to the AARP team based in Atlanta that focuses on Caregiving, Fraud Prevention, Advocacy, and Livable Communities.

“I’ve had the great pleasure of working with Kathleen over the last several years in many capacities, and she is the embodiment of AARP’s values,” said AARP State Director Debra Tyler-Horton. “I am thrilled that she’ll be collaborating with us. Her reach and influence will be beneficial in supporting our initiatives as we continue to educate and inform people about the great work AARP is doing for the 50+ in Georgia.”

In addition to her high-profile career, Kathleen has been a caregiver and understands the intricacies of such a vital and important role within families. She is a multifaceted recording artist and writer. Kathleen is a native Atlantan and Spelman College graduate whose performances have ranged from two Olympic Games to serenading two presidents—this is in addition to her appearances at jazz festivals worldwide.

“I’ve been a fan and member of AARP for many years,” Kathleen Bertrand stated. “Being able to represent such a well-respected organization on a local level is a delightful opportunity for me. I love sharing information that helps my community and connecting with people on a personal level.”

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.