Mara Mayor, Ph.D., "of Bethesda, MD, is a member of the AARP Board of Directors, Class of 2012. During the 2006-2008 biennium, Dr. Mayor serves on the Board Membership Committee and AARP's Insurance Trust. She also is a member of the Governance Review Committee.
"Dr. Mayor is associate director of education at the Smithsonian Zoological Park in Washington, DC. Dr. Mayor previously was director of The Smithsonian Associates for the Smithsonian Institution and director of The Annenberg/ Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
"As a volunteer, Dr. Mayor serves as a member of the Collaboration Task Force for AARP's Women's Leadership Circle and is a member of the WETA Public Television/Radio Board involved with local, national and worldwide programming. She also is a board member of the Women's Forum of Washington and the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington.
"Dr. Mayor was instrumental in positioning the Annenberg/CPB Project as a leader in the world of education and philanthropy using telecommunications technologies which resulted in over 100 major awards, including an Emmy and the Peabody Award for the Project's programs.
"Among Dr. Mayor's recognitions and awards are Recognitions for Outstanding Programming from the Embassy of Russia and the Women's Forum of Washington, Outstanding Board Service from the National Science Resources Center, and Woman of the Year Award from the University of Connecticut." 
- "Mara Mayor", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.