Meet the Kiwanis International Board

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.

Kiwanis International Board 2014-2015


President
John R. Button, M.D.
Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada 
Ridgetown club
Presidents page

President-elect
Susan A. Petrisin
Lansing, Michigan, USA
East Lansing club
Bio

Immediate Past President
Gunter Gasser

Spittal an der Drau, Austria
Spittal/Drau club
Bio

Vice President
Jane M. Erickson
Bellevue, Nebraska, USA
Bellevue-Offutt club
Bio

Trustees

Kenneth A. Alovera
Capiz, Philippines
Roxas City club
Bio
Patricia Barsotti
Concord, California, USA
San Ramon Valley, Danville club
Bio
  Bruce Berven
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Winnipeg club
Bio 
Kevin Dean
Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Suncrest Area, Morgantown club
Bio
Patrick R. Ewing
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Victoria BC club
Bio
Óskar Guðjónsson
Kópavogur, Iceland
Kópavogur-Eldey club
Bio
Koshiro Kitazato
Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo club
Bio
Marcel A. Kreienbühl
Waldkirch, Switzerland
Gossau-Flawil club
Bio
Florencio C. Lat
Pasay City, Metro Manila,  Philippines
Inter-City Homes, Muntinlupa, Metro Manilia club
Bio
Dennis M. Oliver
Gulfport, Mississippi, USA
Gulfport club
Bio

Arthur Riley
Westminster, Maryland, USA
Westminster club
Bio
James M. Rochford
Peoria, Illinois, USA
Peoria club
Bio

Dewey Smith
Albany, Georgia
Albany club
Bio

Elizabeth M. Tezza
Sullivans Island, South Carolina, USA
East Cooper-Mt. Pleasant club
Bio

Barbara K. Thompson
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Florissant Valley club
Bio
Executive Director
Stan Soderstrom

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Pike Township club
Bio