Meet the Kiwanis International Vice President


Katrina Baranko
Albany, Georgia, USA

Katrina Baranko (KCF)

Katrina Baranko of Albany, Georgia, United States, was elected to a one-year term as vice president of Kiwanis International at a June special meeting held in lieu of the 2021 Kiwanis International Convention. She was elected as a trustee of Kiwanis International in 2018. Katrina will serve as president of Kiwanis in 2023-24.

Katrina has served on the Membership Committee, the Service and Partnership Committee, Vice Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee and Chair of the Leadership Development and Education Committee.

Katrina has been a member of Kiwanis for 28 years and served the Kiwanis Club of Albany as distinguished president and secretary. She also has served as membership chair and as a member of the board of directors. At the district level, Katrina was a distinguished governor, lieutenant governor, a member of the finance committee and has been parliamentarian. She also is a Certified Club Leadership Trainer and has presented at three international conventions. She has received the district Leadership Medallion and has served as chair of the Past District Governor's Association, as well as chair of the District Convention, the Training and Education Committee and the Youth Services Committee.

She is a George F. Hixson Fellow and a Walter Zeller Fellow. Katrina was The Formula chair for the Southeast Area and the Georgia District.

In her community, Katrina has been a member of the boards of directors of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, Liberty House, March of Dimes and the Albany Technical College Foundation. She has served as past chair of Lee County Heart Association and past president of Lee County Association of Educators and Women in Network. She is past district director of Georgia Association of Educators. She was a finalist for Small Business of the Year and was named Junior Women's Club Family of the Year, Georgia Business Teacher of the Year and Future Business Leaders of America Advisor of the Year. She is the owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics and Gifts in Albany, Georgia.

She holds a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in education from Georgia State University.

She and her husband, David, have one son, daughter-in-law and one grandson.

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