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Laura Cantwell

Associate State Director of Advocacy
AARP Florida

Laura Cantwell is an Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach based out of St. Petersburg. She leads AARP Florida’s work on livable community issues and is the sate liaison on AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities and States, which currently includes the State of Florida and 27 Florida communities. Laura serves on several statewide coalitions and committees, such as the Florida Transportation Plan and Strategic Intermodal System Plan Steering Committee. Previously, she worked as AARP Florida’s lead on health care and consumer policy issues. Laura holds an M.S. in Aging Studies from Florida State University. She is a graduate of Leadership Florida’s Connect Class VII.