Press Release

Jerry Hunton, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas (AAANWA) announced today that the Board has selected Brad Bailey as the Executive Director for the AAANWA.

Brad is Chief Operations Officer for the AAANWA. He has worked for the AAANWA for more than 19 years and previously served as the Director of Finance for the agency.

Bailey will assume the duties of Executive Director on February 1, 2019. He replaces Jerry Mitchell as the executive director. Mitchell announced his retirement at the previous board of directors meeting. He has been the executive director for the agency since 1998. Mitchell agreed to remain as executive director while the board completed the process of hiring the executive director.

AAANWA is a private, non-profit organization that has been serving seniors, Military Veterans and persons with disabilities in Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion, Newton, Searcy and Washington Counties in Northwest Arkansas since 1979.