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.

Sue Petrisin

President

Susan A. Petrisin
East Lansing, Michigan
East Lansing club

Immediate Past President

Dr. John Button
Ridgetown, Ontario
Ridgetown club
Jane Erickson

President-elect

Jane Erickson
Bellevue, Nebraska 
Bellevue-Offut club
Jim Rochford

Vice President

James M. "Jim" Rochford
Peoria, Illinois
Peoria club
Stan Soderstrom

Executive Director

Stan Soderstrom
Indianapolis, Indiana
Pike Township club


Trustees

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
John DeVilbiss
West Alexandria, Ohio, USA
West Alexandria club
Patrick R. Ewing
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Victoria, BC club

Lance M. Incitti
Denville, New Jersey, USA
Denville, New Jersey club
Koshiro Kitazato
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo club
Marcel A. Kreienbühl
Waldkirch, Switzerland
Gossau-Flawil club

Florencio C. Lat
Pasay City, Metro Manila,  Philippines
Inter-City Homes club, Muntinlupa club, Metro Manilia club
Arthur N. Riley
Westminster, Maryland
Westminster club
Dewey Smith
Albany, Georgia
Albany club


Barbara K. Thompson
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Florissant Valley club
Daniel Vigneron
Howald, Luxembourg
Vielsalm club
Terry White
Newburgh, Indiana, USA
Evansville Green River club