Mandy Stanage Shoptaw, Associate State Director - Communications and Outreach

Posted on 06/18/24

Mandy Stanage Shoptaw is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, where she graduated from Lakeside High School before obtaining her degree in communications at Texas Woman's University in Denton.

She has worked extensively in state and national television, including the popular P. Allen Smith shows and has held leadership positions in communications at both the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism and CARTI cancer centers. Mandy has written widely for statewide publications, worked in advertising, including digital content creation, and has been a wedding and event planner.

She and her husband, Vince, have a college-aged son and live in Little Rock. The family enjoys cinema and travel, most recently visiting London, Paris and Normandy (France).

Service has always been an important aspect of Mandy's life. She sits on the board of the Argenta Contemporary Theater (former Argenta Community Theater), is a multi-term commissioner for the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, a member of the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Foundation and Little Rock Rotary Afterhours, was named to the 2023 class of Most Intriguing Women by AY Magazine, and was the 2022 chair of the American Cancer Society's Cattle Baron's Ball. At AARP, Mandy serves on the Women's ERG leadership committee as communications co-chair.

As Associate State Director - Communications and Outreach, Mandy tells the story of AARP Arkansas, promotes State Office news and events through omnichannel marketing platforms, and champions outreach work in fraud prevention and caregiving.

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