I am hooked on Kiwanis. However, I see an ever-increasing divide between the clubs and Kiwanis International. For Kiwanis to grow as a strong organization, the bond between the two must be strengthened. I will bring my experience and dedication to the position of trustee to make that happen.
What qualifies you to become an officer of Kiwanis International?
My military and civilian careers have enabled me to identify problems and develop solutions. As governor of the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District, I established a restructure plan to create clear and direct lines of communication between clubs and the district. I build personal relationships easily and am adept at rallying support for concepts, ideas and projects.
How will you leave your mark on Kiwanis?
My mark on Kiwanis will be measured by three things: A turnaround in membership losses; increased attendance at district and Kiwanis International conventions; and an increase in the number of clubs that support our Service Leadership Programs.
My 20-year U.S. Army career was spent in a wide range of leadership and senior staff positions. After retiring from the Army, I worked in several human resources positions and subsequently successfully ran my own human resources and management consulting business. Now retired, I focus my time on Kiwanis.
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