Our leadership

Each Kiwanis club has a voice at the organization’s international level: the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees. Kiwanis International officers and trustees are elected by clubs at the annual international convention. Among the board’s responsibilities:

  • Establish and implement long-range plans for the organization.
  • Direct the development of Kiwanis programs, from membership growth to service initiatives.
  • Counsel Kiwanis districts, Key Club International and Circle K International boards.

The Kiwanis International president presides at the Kiwanis International convention and over all meetings of the Kiwanis International board, executive committee and international council. As Kiwanis International’s primary ambassador, the Kiwanis International president visits districts and regions worldwide.

Dr. John Button

President

Dr. John Button
Ridgetown, Ontario
Ridgetown club
Gunter Gasser

Immediate Past President

Gunter Gasser
Spittal an der Drau, Austria
Spittal an der Drau club
Susan A. Petrisin

President-elect

Susan A. Petrisin
East Lansing, Michigan 
East Lansing club

Vice President

Jane Erickson
Bellevue, Nebraska
Bellevue-Offutt club
Stan Soderstrom

Executive Director

Stan Soderstrom
Indianapolis, Indiana
Pike Township club

Kenneth A. Alovera
Roxas City, the Philippines
Roxas City club
Patricia Barsotti
Concord, California
San Ramon Valley club
Bruce Berven
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg club

Kevin Dean
Morgantown, West Virginia
Suncrest Area, Morgantown club
Patrick R. Ewing
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria club
Oskar Gudjonsson 
Kópavogur, Iceland 
Kópavogur Eldey club

Koshiro "Kit" Kitazato
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo club
Marcel Kreienbühl
Waldkirch, Switzerland
Gossau-flawil club
Florencio C. "Poly" Lat
Philippines
Intercity Homes club

Dennis M. Oliver
Gulfport, Mississippi 
Gulfport club
Arthur N. Riley
Westminster, Maryland
Westminster club
James M. Rochford
Peoria, Illinois
Peoria Downtown club

Dewey Smith
Albany, Georgia
Albany club
Elizabeth M. Tezza
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
East Cooper-Mt. Pleasant club
Barbara K. Thompson
Saint Louis, Missouri
Florissant Valley club