PORTLAND — A retired business consultant who lives in Auburn will serve as AARP’s Maine state president.

The seniors’ issues organization says Rich Livingston was chosen following a statewide search. In the volunteer role, Livingston will serve as a leader and spokesman for hundreds of volunteers and more than 230,000 AARP members in Maine.

The state president works in collaboration with the state director to advance AARP’s mission and priorities in the state.

Livingston has experience in the Washington, D.C., broadcasting industry and has done consulting for television and radio stations nationwide. He also was chief operating officer of a $35 million advertising and public relations agency representing local, regional and national clients.