Jay Hardenbrook joined AARP Missouri team as the Associate State Director for Advocacy in December of 2014. Jay has worked in public policy for the last fifteen years and last worked for the Missouri Budget Project as their Policy Director.
Jay possesses an extensive knowledge of Missouri’s Budget process and has a depth of knowledge in health care, consumer and utility issues. He has spent years building relationships with House and Senate leadership, members of the Ways and Means Committees and with like-minded advocates in the Capitol.
Jay previously worked as AARP Missouri’s Program Coordinator from 2007 to 2009. Even then he was recognized as a powerful builder of strategic partnerships, an effective volunteer manager, and having an ability to build deep, meaningful and effective relationships on all sides of the political spectrum.
Jay lives in St. Louis with his wife and four stepchildren.