Keynote Speakers

2016 Keynote Speakers

The 2016 SNEAPA Committee chose two Keynote Speakers to participate in this year’s program:

Jim Braude, Greater Boston, WGBH

See Jim’s tips for building relationships with local media here.

Jim Braude hosts Greater Boston, a news and analysis show, Mondays through Thursdays on WGBH Channel 2 and co-hosts Boston Public Radio at WGBH 89.7FM with Margery Eagan daily from 11:00 – 2:00. He also writes occasionally for the Boston Globe Magazine. Prior to beginning at Greater Boston, Jim anchored Broadside: The News with Jim Braude, winning Emmy and Associated Press awards for his work.

During law school, Jim ran a small retail business in Provincetown (HUBE – Help Us Break Even!). He started his professional career as a legal services lawyer in the South Bronx handling housing and prisoners’ rights cases. He was the founder and first president of the National Organization of Legal Services Workers, a union representing staff in civil legal offices for the poor in 35 states. NOLSW helped lead the fight to preserve the national program when President Reagan proposed its abolition.

He then served as the executive director of TEAM, the Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts, a tax reform coalition, during which time he led many ballot campaigns including the defeat of what would have been the largest budget cut in on the ballot in U.S. History. He published Otherwise, a magazine on American politics and then served as a Cambridge City Councilor.

Jim graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University’s Law School.


Jean C. Setzfand, Senior Vice President, AARP

Jean C. Setzfand is the Senior Vice President of AARP Programs that produces interactive educational programming designed to address Health, Wealth and Personal Enrichment concerns for consumers 50 and over. Additionally, Programs drives towns, counties and cities to be more livable for all ages through educational programming aimed at local leaders, policy makers, planners and citizen activists.

In addition to her work at AARP, Ms. Setzfand serves on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Investor Advisory Committee and the Advisory Committee on Seniors for the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).

Ms. Setzfand has been with AARP since 2002. Prior to joining AARP, she worked as a strategic management consultant serving domestic and international financial services institutions. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.