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.

Jane Erickson


Jane Erickson
Bellevue, Nebraska 
Bellevue-Offut club
Sue Petrisin

Immediate Past President

Susan A. Petrisin
East Lansing, Michigan
East Lansing club
Jim Rochford


James M. "Jim" Rochford
Peoria, Illinois
Peoria club
Florencio C Lat

Vice President

Florencio C. Lat
Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Inter-City Homes, Muntinlupa, Metro Manilia clubs
Stan Soderstrom

Executive Director

Stan Soderstrom
Indianapolis, Indiana
Pike Township club


Kenneth A. Alovera
Roxas City, the Philippines
Roxas City club
Chian Chu-Ching
Taichung City, Taiwan
Hsi Tun club
John DeVilbiss
West Alexandria, Ohio, USA
West Alexandria club

M.A. Dietze
Hudson, WI, USA
Greater Hudson Club
Lance M. Incitti
Denville, NJ, USA
Denville club
Koshiro Kitazato
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo club

Gary Levine
Owen Sound, Ontario, CAN
Owen Sound Club
Peter J. Mancusso
North Bellmore, NY, USA
East Meadow Club
Paul Inge Paulsen
Florvåg, Norway
Askøy Club

Arthur N. Riley
Westminster, Maryland
Westminster club
Dewey Smith
Albany, Georgia
Albany club
Barbara K. Thompson
Saint Louis, MO, USA
Florissant Valley club

Daniel Vigneron
Howald, Luxembourg
Vielsalm club
Bert West
Divide, CO, USA
UTE Pass/Woodland Park Club
Terry White
Newburgh, Indiana, USA
Evansville Green River club