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.

Gunter Gasser

President

Gunter Gasser
Spittal an der Drau, Austria
Spittal an der Drau club
Thomas DeJulio

Past President

Thomas DeJulio
Bronxville, New York
Fordham, Bronx club
Dr. John Button

President-elect

Dr. John Button
Ridgetown, Ontario
Ridgetown club
Susan A. Petrisin

Vice President

Susan A. Petrisin
East Lansing, Michigan 
East Lansing club
Stan Soderstrom

Executive Director

Stan Soderstrom
Indianapolis, Indiana
Pike Township club

Patricia Barsotti
Concord, California
San Ramon Valley club
Bruce Berven
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Winnipeg club
Kevin Dean
Morgantown, West Virginia
Suncrest Area, Morgantown club

Jane M. Erickson
Bellevue, Nebraska
Bellevue-Offutt club
Patrick R. Ewing
Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria club
Clinton Green 
Napier, New Zealand 
Napier club

Oskar Gudjonsson 
Kópavogur, Iceland 
Kópavogur Eldey club
Sephen T. Hill
Norwalk, Connecticut
Norwalk club
Marcel Kreienbühl
Waldkirch, Switzerland
Gossau-flawil club

Florencio C. "Poly" Lat
Philippines
Intercity Homes club
Lee Kuan Yong
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur club
Warren F. Mitchell
Greeley, Colorado
Greeley club

Dennis M. Oliver
Gulfport, Mississippi 
Gulfport club
James M. Rochford
Peoria, Illinois
Peoria Downtown club
Elizabeth M. Tezza
Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
East Cooper-Mt. Pleasant club