99th CONVENTION
July 17–20, 2014
Kiwanis International Convention Tokyo Chiba 2014

Sue Petrisin


Kiwanis International president-elect candidate


Club: Lansing

District: Michigan


The candidate in her own words...

What experience and strengths would you bring to the board as president-elect?

First, I bring my passion for service and leadership.  Since joining the Key Club in 1978, I have committed myself to serving my community in a way that brings joy and happiness to those we serve.  I illustrate an exemplary work ethic, a drive for results and a commitment to excellence.  

Second, my Kiwanis International family experience, through Key Club, Circle K, Kiwanis International, the Kiwanis International Foundation and as an executive committee member of The Eliminate Project has prepared me to lead our organization.  

My professional work experience includes strategic thinking, working to build cohesive and synergistic cultures between partners and financial accountability.

Third, I am dedicated to the success of others so that we may succeed.  We each have a passion for serving, for being servant leaders.  And as society changes, so must we.  We must work to identify how to help members be more successful and determine how to deliver this value that is both convenient and accessible. 

As Kiwanis members, we are not just concerned about ourselves; we think globally and make a different in the world today, tomorrow and in the future.  I am a “Kiwanis member for life”.

Biographical information

Family: Mother Elaine; four brothers; three sisters; 7 nephews; 7 nieces
Profession: Associate Director, Michigan State University Alumni Association
Education: Michigan State University:  Masters, Human Resources and Labor Relations; Bachelors, Food Science, Dietetics; FranklinCovey Certified Facilitator
Hobbies: MSU Spartans, traveling, reading, crafts