2016-2017 Board of Directors

International President

International President

Mike Storkey, DTM, of North Queensland, Australia, is a business trainer and coach at Storkeys’ Team, a business he co-founded in 2005. He assists small businesses in the development of strategic business plans and trains members of local government bodies throughout the Queensland area. He also hosts seminars in change management, time management, team building and leadership, particularly for regional councils and other organizations. Storkey also works in real estate, being a licensed real estate agent. He holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Storkey is the former founding president of the Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce. He garnered recognition as a Paul Harris Fellow for his service to the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach.

A dedicated Toastmaster for almost 25 years, Storkey has remained an active member of several clubs since 1990. He served as the inaugural mentor officer for his district, and continues to be committed to mentoring. He served on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012 and has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters. Storkey has also attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

He says, “The skills I developed in Toastmasters—from helping others, working as a team and developing a vision in order to reach a common goal—have made me better equipped to tackle leadership opportunities both in my private and professional life.”

As International President, Storkey is a “working ambassador” for the organization. Serving on the Board, he develops and supports the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International President-Elect

International President-Elect

Balraj Arunasalam, DTM, of Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka, is chairman/managing director of Gemtrans Engineering Company, a maker of industrial belts. Active in his community, he serves as President of the Iyyappan Temple management board, as Vice President of the Aarunadu Velalar Society of Sri Lanka, and is a member of both the local Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club.

In 2011, Arunasalam helped establish an English course for Rural Voices Unlimited, a project designed to educate youth in rural Sri Lanka. The U.S. Embassy in Colombo recognized him for this ongoing work with youth. Arunasalam holds an advanced level General Certificate of Education from Trinity College in Kandy, Sri Lanka, and is earning a master’s degree through the Australian Institute of Business Administration.

A dedicated Toastmaster for 27 years, Arunasalam is a member of two clubs, including his home club Colombo Toastmasters. A distinguished leader, Arunasalam has held numerous offices from club through international level: He served as International Director 2011 to 2013 and Second Vice President 2014-2015 and First Vice-President 2015-2016, Toastmasters International. He holds the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in Toastmasters International.

“Toastmasters is a way of life,” Arunasalam says. “It helped me understand the philosophy of leadership, to give and receive respect, and to be humble.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Executive Committee and Board of Directors, Arunasalam is a "working ambassador" for the organization. He works with the Board to develop and support the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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First Vice President

First Vice President

Lark Doley, DTM , of Jonestown, Texas, is a senior training coordinator for MAXIMUS, where she has worked since 2007. She manages the professional development strategy for the MAXIMUS Texas Project, which includes webinars, computer-based training and instructor-led workshops. As chief executive of Second Wave, Inc., a company she founded in 1987, Doley led a team that manufactured hardware peripheral devices for Apple Macintosh products.

A lighthouse homeowner, Doley served as secretary of the Lighthouse Estates Homeowners Association. She also served as president of the Metropolitan Breakfast Club, an Austin business group that meets weekly and features business and government speakers presenting topical issues of importance to the city and state.

Doley graduated with honors from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and German. She continued her education studying business management at St. Edward’s University in Austin, and mathematics at the University of Houston–Clear Lake, in Houston, Texas.

A Toastmaster for 25 years, Doley is a member of two clubs, including her home club in Pflugerville, Texas, the Arthur Storer club that was chartered in honor of her father-in-law after his death in 1997. Doley has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

Doley says, “I have used my improved communication and leadership skills to found and lead a successful company. I now have the privilege to work for a company where I use my skills daily to teach others.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Doley is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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Second Vice President

Second Vice President

Deepak Menon, DTM, of New Delhi, India, is a chartered accountant at J.P., Kapur & Uberai in New Delhi, where he is one of nine partners. He oversees management and operations, and specializes in international taxation, cross-border taxation, transfer pricing and direct taxes. Menon also serves as chair of the Chandra Charitable Trust, a nonprofit organization. Menon is a fellow chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, where he also earned a Diploma in Information Systems Auditing.

While working with the American Center in New Delhi, Menon served as a coach for Toastmasters’ Youth Leadership program and helped build communication and leadership skills for approximately 700 underprivileged children. He also served as secretary of St. Columba School’s alumni society Old Columbans’ Association, and in 2006, co-founded the publishing house Ambi Knowledge Resources Private Limited.

A Toastmaster since 2002, Menon’s home club is Central Delhi Toastmasters. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

“Toastmasters has taught me skills that no school, college or university can teach,” he says. “It has helped me evolve from a being a lone-player to a being a team-player; from being led to being a leader; from the problem to being the solution."

As an officer of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Menon is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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Immediate Past International President

Immediate Past International President

Jim Kokocki, DTM, is an entrepreneur and business consultant residing in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. As a volunteer, he is a member of the board at L’Arche Saint John, part of a worldwide network of communities for people with intellectual disabilities. He also serves as Director of Business Development for Mudge Engineering Associates. Kokocki previously worked at telecommunications provider Bell Aliant and its related companies for 30 years. He recently completed a master’s degree in business administration at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John.

Kokocki has also worked with other volunteer organizations, including the Saint John Board of Trade where he served as co-chair of its Business Education Committee. For other organizations, he delivers presentations on leadership, protecting self-esteem, managing conflict, business modeling, and public relations and marketing.

A dedicated Toastmaster for 27 years, Kokocki served on the Board of Directors from 2002 to 2004. In addition to having held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters, Kokocki also attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

"Over the years, I've met many people who tell me that their Toastmasters membership enabled them to hone skills that were important to their success personally and professionally. I look forward to serving and leading the organization's efforts to extend our reach and provide communication and leadership skills to even more people around the world," he says.

As International President, Kokocki is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide the organization in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 1

Region 1

Margaret Page, DTM, of Tsawwassen, and Sechelt, British Columbia, Canada, is a business owner, operator and investor. She founded and co-founded several companies, including Westminster Property Management Ltd., Precision Contractors Ltd., Etiquette Page Enterprises and Beyond the Page Coaching and Training Ltd. Assuming the duties of president, she also oversees planning and hiring, and she crafts each company’s vision. Page is active in a Lean In group, where she mentors professional women on career growth.

Page earned a degree in business management and accounting at Lakeland College, Lloydminster, Alberta. She has participated in various programs for trainers and educators at different institutes. Page helped create the Sunshine Coast Women’s Municipal Campaign School where she served as director, board member and chair of the organization that gives women the tools to participate in local politics. While Page served as fund development chair for a community foundation, endowments increased from $400,000 to $1.9 million. She also served as vice chair for the District of Sechelt Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee.

A Toastmaster since 2003, Page is a member of four clubs, including her home club, Advanced Speakers Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, since 2012. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

Page says, “Toastmasters transforms people’s lives as we hold each other to a higher standard and lift each other up. It has absolutely opened up doors of opportunity that I wouldn’t have even imagined for myself.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Page is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 2

Region 2 Jim Kohli, DTM of San Ramon, California, is a principal architect at GE Healthcare, where he has worked since 1982. Kohli develops and encourages the adoption of technology strategies, advises senior executives on personnel and technology matters, evaluates patent disclosures and mentors and coaches less experienced leaders.

Kohli holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is also trained as a medical first responder as well as a fire responder. He has received multiple awards from GE for patent authoring and co-authoring, product development and accomplishments relating to excellence in team morale.

A Toastmaster since 2002, Kohli is a charter member of his home club, Electric Speakers Toastmasters, in San Ramon. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters, and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

He says, “My Toastmasters experience has expanded my professional horizons and is directly linked to a promotion that moved me from Wisconsin to California for a job that required greater communications skills in addition to technology skills.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Kohli is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 3

Region 2 David McCallister, DTM of Arlington, Texas works in Agency Administration at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. In his career, McCallister has managed multi-million dollar government defense contracts and provided budget oversight for charitable fundraising events for a number of international organizations.

McCallister graduated from Baylor University, in Waco, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications. He has since served on the Baylor University 2012 strategic planning committee, where he helped develop a 10-year plan to advance the university’s status in the higher education community.

A dedicated Toastmaster since 2004, McCallister is a member of two clubs in Texas: Cowtown Toastmasters and NCTCOG Toastmasters clubs. He has held a number of prominent leadership positions within the organization and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation — the highest level of achievement in Toastmasters. His leadership at the division and district levels led to recognition as Division Governor of the Year and President’s Distinguished District.

McCallister is passionate about the Toastmasters program. “There are different types of leaders, some who want to be someone great and others who want to do something great. By doing great things we become great leaders,” he says. “Toastmasters helped me find my voice not only as a leader but as an individual.”

As a Director of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, McCallister is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide the organization in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 4

Region 4

Monique Levesque-Pharoah, DTM of Winnipeg, Canada, is manager, sponsorship and events at Health Sciences Centre Foundation in Winnipeg, Canada where she has worked since 2015. Levesque-Pharoah is responsible for identifying and implementing individual and corporate sponsor strategies to meet her organization’s strategic, operational and fundraising goals.

Levesque-Pharoah holds a diploma in Human Resources Management with Honours from Red River College in Winnipeg. She was a selected profile leader in the book, Why Winnipeg? A Profile of Community Leadership with Leadership Winnipeg in June 2015. She is a Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals.

“A Toastmaster since 1994, Levesque-Pharoah is a charter member of her home club, Vital Words, in Winnipeg. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization. She was also the recipient of the Presidential Citation award in 2015.

She says, “Whether it is giving an effective media interview for a charity I represent, using the High Performance Leadership Module to successfully launch a new event or recruiting and working effectively with volunteers, I have to credit Toastmasters.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Levesque-Pharoah is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 5

Region 5

Magnus Jansson, DTM, of Indianapolis, Indiana, has worked for 25 years in global companies in the food industry. As a project engineer for Nestle USA for the last four years, he manages capital investments from approximately $20,000 to $30 million. Jansson specializes in project management, formulating solutions based on strategic directions. A former engineering manager, he formulated sustainability and growth strategies for the organizations where he worked, and in 10 years he built a respected engineering team from the ground up.

While studying at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana, Jansson earned a master of business administration degree, and continued his education to obtain a master certificate in project management from the University of Colorado. He was certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and earned a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt through Purdue University. He served four years on the board for the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, an organization that focuses on inner-city poverty in Indianapolis.

A Toastmaster for eight years, Jansson is a member of three clubs, including his home club, Greenwood Woodman Toastmasters in Indianapolis, which he joined in 2007. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

Jansson says, “Toastmasters is an organization that helps me practice and define my communication and leadership philosophies and skills. As a leader, the organization is fundamental for my continuous growth.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Jansson is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 6

Region 6

Vera Johnson, DTM of Monroe, Michigan, is a certified financial planner and wealth advisor at Monroe Bank and Trust Investment Services/LPL Financial in Monroe, Michigan, where she has worked since 2011. Johnson defines the financial market, establishes relationships and determines goals and objectives. She has worked on a number of strategic plans for a variety of nonprofit organizations and associations and has developed and managed multi-million dollar budgets.

Johnson holds an MBA and a master’s of science degree from Walsh Business College in Troy, Michigan. She is a certified investment management analyst and chartered financial consultant. As executive director of Hospital Foundation, she worked with the board of directors to develop and implement plans to inspire volunteers and board members to participate and contribute to the greater good of the organization.

A Toastmaster since 2001, Johnson is a member of her home club, Advanced Club Optimistic Orators in Warren, Michigan. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

“Toastmasters turns goals into realities,” she says. “It inspires individuals worldwide to develop skills that will make them better communicators and leaders in a positive and uplifting environment.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Johnson is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 7

Region 7

Russell L. Drake, DTM, of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, is a District Manager for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio, where he has worked for 32 years. As a leader of a $16 million retail business, he directs 12 retail store managers and employs 125 associates. His work involves developing operational budgets and driving sales to achieve monthly, quarterly and annual financial results in his district.

While studying at Kentucky State University, in Frankfort, Kentucky, Drake earned a master’s degree in public affairs. As a lifetime member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., he held the position of National Director for its Bigger and Better Business program. He also led a team of regional directors to implement business-to-business directories by state and local fraternity chapters. Drake also is a writer and photography enthusiast.

A Toastmaster for nine years, Drake has been a member of his home club, Cranberry Area Toastmasters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, since 2006. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

Drake says, “My Toastmasters experience has expanded my social network. Professionally, I have incorporated many principles gained from my club and district officer roles. My manager meetings, conference calls and presentations are now more productive and efficient.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Drake is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 8

Region 8

Matt Kinsey, DTM , of Coral Springs, Florida, is the CEO of MK Tech Group in Coral Springs, Florida, which he started in 2007. Kinsey oversees all aspects of his IT consulting firm that services small and medium-sized businesses in the South Florida area.

Kinsey holds a master’s degree in computer information systems from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. He has a certificate in strategic management and was recognized with the Silver Beaver and Vigil Honor awards for his work with the Boy Scouts of America. As a Boy Scout volunteer for 20 years, he has held numerous positions within the organization including district chairman and event chairman.

A Toastmaster since 2003, Kinsey is a charter member of his home club, Outspoken Toastmasters, in Coral Springs. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

“I have learned that to be most successful, you need to lead with your heart and not your head,” he says. “There is no finer program than Toastmasters for helping people build their self-confidence, communication and leadership skills.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Kinsey is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 9

Region 9

Steve Chen, DTM, a practicing attorney from Holbrook, New York, is a Director of the County Voters Association and the Immigrant Social Services in New York City. He specializes in corporate law, real properties and criminal defense, and he has led several nonprofit organizations in areas of voting rights, educational opportunities and public safety. He is past director and chairman of General Human Outreach in the Community, a homecare provider for special needs patients.

Chen earned a law degree at Brooklyn Law School and worked as assistant district attorney in Queens County before starting his own firm in 1997, Law Offices of Steven Chen. He is recognized for his outstanding service to several organizations throughout the last 30 years. He received a Dedication of Service award from the Queens County District Attorney’s Office, a Community Service Leadership award from Flushing Central Lions Club, and a Professional Achievement and Service award from the Brooklyn Law Students Association.

A dedicated Toastmaster for 14 years, Chen is a member of three clubs. He has been a member of his home club, True Potential club in Kew Gardens, Queens County, since 2001. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

Chen says, “My association with Toastmasters has allowed me to become a much more comfortable public speaker and an effective leader.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Chen is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 10

Region 10

Michael Osur, DTM, of Highland, California, is the deputy director at the Department of Public Health in Riverside County, California, where he has worked since 1994. Osur leads the Special Services division, which includes HIV/AIDS programs, nutrition services, tobacco control, epidemiology, public health nursing, injury prevention services and healthy communities initiative. He oversees a staff of more than 300 with a combined budget of over $35 million.

Osur earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix, Arizona. He has a certificate in quality improvement, and has participated in supervisor and management training programs, leadership excellence programs and the California Health Leadership Fellowship (2010-2011). He received the Southern California Public Health Association Leadership Award in 2015 for bringing Planning, Transportation and Health agencies together to improve health in the community.

A Toastmaster since 2008, Osur is a charter member of his home club, CHAT in Riverside. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

He says, “As I became a leader in Toastmasters, I found my life’s mission to help others find their voice and become the leaders they are meant to be.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Osur is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 11

Region 11Teresa Dukes, DTM, of Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom, is a speaker, trainer and coach at Dukes Consultancy, a company she founded in May 2009. Certified as a World Class Speech Coach, she helps individuals achieve their personal objectives and reach their full potential. Her clients include CEOs, apprentices, high school students and small- to medium size enterprises. Dukes also works as an associate trainer for Speakers Trust, a charitable public speaking organization that specializes in training and educating the not-for-profit and community sectors.

While studying at Kings College in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dukes earned a diploma in secretarial science. She continued her education to study marketing, geographical analysis and project management. She worked as a corporate director before becoming an entrepreneur.

A Toastmaster for 16 years, Dukes has been a member of her home club, Speak Easy at Martlesham in Martlesham, England, since 2004. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

Dukes says, “Toastmasters means courage, opportunity and challenge: the courage to share ideas where they are heard, the opportunity to develop skills at your own pace, and the challenge to help others grow.” “Together,” she says, “Toastmasters not only grow personally and professionally, but are ready and able to grow their communities and businesses as well.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Dukes is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 12

Region 12

David Fisher, DTM, of Sydney, Australia, is a consultant and managing director at Jedda Investment Group Pty Ltd in Sydney, Australia, which he started in 1999. Fisher has undertaken varied consulting roles in the areas of property investment, debt consolidation and finance, software development and strategic planning for a startup

Fisher holds a diploma in Business Information Systems from KLZ in Zurich, Switzerland. He is the founder of three companies and has served on committees of various disabilities services and Squash organizations. He also works with club leadership committees and has led several IT project teams.

A dedicated Toastmaster since 2003, Fisher is a charter member of his home club, Community Speakers, in New South Wales, Australia. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters, and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

“Toastmasters has changed my life,” he says. “It has given me the ability and confidence to voice my opinion and be heard. It has allowed me to connect with people and to lead people in business and other areas.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Fisher is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 13

Region 13Nagaraja Rao, DTM, of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, is Executive Director of Ganesh Food Products Pvt. Ltd., a company he co-founded in 1993. He focuses on strategic plan development, business growth and the management of financial and human resources. A member of the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry, he is also a founding member of the community service group Shivalli Smartha Brahmana Mahaparishath.

Rao earned a degree in electronics and telecommunications engineering at B.M.S. College of Engineering in Bengaluru. He also earned a certification in cup tasting and coffee roasting technology. He joined the executive committee of the Indian Coffee Trade Association and served as vice president of the United Coffee Association of India. He was also a member of the executive committee of the Karnataka State Rifle Association.

A Toastmaster for 13 years, Rao has been a member of his home club, Mecon Communication club in Bengaluru, since 2002. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of achievement in the organization.

He says, “Toastmasters is a lifelong journey of personal growth and professional success. It is a platform to interact and learn with diverse people and cultures. Members enable each other to be the best possible version of themselves.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Rao is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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International Director, Region 14

Region 14

Elisa W. Tay, DTM, of Davao City, Philippines, is the CEO and co-owner of New Farmacia Suy Hoo pharmacy and the owner of Grub Resto Café. Tay is responsible for strategic planning for both businesses, which includes goal setting, developing marketing strategies and positioning both businesses as leaders in a niche market.

Tay holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from The University of Immaculate Conception. She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and past president of two Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Club of Downtown Davao and the Rotary Club of Davao 2000. Previously, she was a member of the board of directors of the Davao Beautiful Foundation and the People Helping People Foundation.

A Toastmaster for 27 years, Tay is a charter member of Davao Noontime Toastmasters in Davao City. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters, and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

She says, “Toastmasters is my second home, a place where I can make mistakes, learn and grow. It has provided me with the inspiration to get out of my shell, to reach out and become the leader that I am today.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Tay is a “working ambassador” for the organization. She works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

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