Candidate's Office: International Director

Region Number: 6

Toastmasters member since: 2007


Employer and/or position:

Served as district governor of district number: 10

Term of service: 2016-2017

In term as district governor, district achieved:

Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international and regional level):

Toastmasters honors and recognition (international level):

Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a Board member:

IT Manager - Mayfran International. I am part of the top 8 of my company (Management Team) International teamwork - Implemented ERP systems in USA and Europe, Headed globalization projects, Part of the Global IT strategy for Tsubakimoto Japan. A good understanding of working globally; culturally and business.

What experience do you have in strategic planning?

Work in conjunction with the Mayfran Management team and the Tsubakimoto global IT team to develop and implement short, mid and long range plans for the company and globally.

What experience do you have in the area of finance?

Regularly review budgets, sales, forecasting, bookings and backlog for my company. Been a part of Toastmasters budgeting process for 7 years.

What experience do you have in developing policies?

Develop policies within my company (IT, HR, Accounting). Document procedures (all departments). Collaborate with all types of positions from corporate BOD to end users.

What lessons did you learn from previous leadership positions?

Positivity, teaching, empowering, transparency and encouraging while ensuring that integrity, respect, service and excellence are upheld are paramount to success. Without creating a leadership pipeline, you become stagnant. Examining results does not produce change. Change produces results.

What experience and key strengths would you bring to the Board of Directors?

Creativity, teamwork, levelheadedness, leadership, cohesiveness and practicality, intertwined with a bit of humor for levity.

Why do you want to serve as an international officer/director?

There is only one ID in District 10 that serves as a role model for others. I would like to serve as the next role model in District 10. Helping others to reach their potential while keeping in mind the four core values is more rewarding that achieving your own, and I think international directors perform that duty.

What volunteer experience do you have outside of Toastmasters?

Soccer Coach (6 years), baseball coach (5 years), Public School Religion teacher (8 years and counting), Coordinator for Toys for Tots (12 years and counting), Coordinator for the Cleveland Food bank (5 years and counting), Habitat for Humanity volunteer, Working with youth programs on challenges, leadership, and speaking.

Have you worked with other Boards of Directors outside of Toastmasters?

Nothing of note other than previous work experience listed

In your opinion, what are Toastmasters International’s major objectives and how would you work to achieve them?

Servicing the member while upholding integrity, respect, service and excellence by providing training, education, and clarity while helping others achieve their communication, leadership and life goals is what Toastmasters is all about.

Additional information about candidate:

I have been through the trio twice with the exception of Lt Governor of Marketing. Being a servant leader is very rewarding. I hope to teach, encourage and help others through teamwork on the Board.