A Middelton man has been appointed as the state's new AARP president, according to a release from the senior citizen organization.
David A. Stella, 65, was appointed Friday by Midwest Volunteer is set to take his position immediately. Stella's time in office will last two years.
According to the release, Stella will work with AARP members, volunteers and legislators to lobby for more than 820,000 members statewide.
Stella was formerly the state's Secretary of the Department of Employee Trust Funds. Under his supervision, D.E.T.F. was responsible for providing pensions, health insurance and other employee benefits to more than 570,000 current and retired public employees.
According to the release, Stella is also a University of Wisconsin - Madison graduate. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees.
Stella said his goal is to work on public policy issues focusing on consumer protections, particularly those elderly living in local areas.