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2021 - 2022 Board of Directors

Margaret Page, DTM

International President

Margaret Page, DTM

Margaret Page, DTM, of Delta, British Columbia, Canada, is the seventh woman to serve as International President of Toastmasters. As President, she is looking forward to honoring the rich traditions of the organization, maximizing this watershed moment in its history, and shaping its future as it stands on the cusp of its second century.

A lifelong entrepreneur and investor, Page has founded or co-founded numerous companies. In her current role as a business and etiquette coach, she helps corporations around the world build team dynamics, sharpen cultural intelligence skills, and hone soft skills. She is particularly focused on championing women, especially those running for political office or seeking equal representation on volunteer and corporate boards. In her personal time, she enjoys time with her family, including cheering on her three grandchildren at their hockey games.

Page is certified in business management and accounting from Lakeland College in Lloydminster, Alberta. Page also holds qualifications in parliamentary procedure, board diversity, neuro-linguistic programming, executive coaching, and cultural intelligence. As a board member and fund development chair for the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, Page oversaw an increase in endowments from 400,000 to 1.9 million.

A Toastmaster since 2003, Page is a member of Unicorn Toastmasters and Spotlight Speakers, both of Richmond, B.C. She is also a member of the Advanced Speakers Club of Vancouver, B.C., a dinner club that travels the greater Vancouver area. 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.

“During the pandemic, we quickly learned how resourceful and resilient our organization can be,” Page said. “We rapidly changed course to online meetings and opened a new world of possibilities. The world is undergoing a speaking revolution, and we are uniquely poised to take advantage of it. It is no longer a matter of when someone will have to speak or present publicly, but when and through what medium. I am excited to help us seize this digital transformation, during which the world will discover what Toastmasters have known all along—that confident public speaking and leadership training can unlock countless doors.”

As an officer 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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Matt Kinsey, DTM

International President-Elect

Matt Kinsey, DTM

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 more than 25 years, he has held numerous positions within the organization including Scoutmaster, district chairman, event chairman, and the council’s camping 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 an officer 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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Morag Mathieson, DTM

First Vice President

Morag Mathieson, DTM

Morag Mathieson, DTM, of Moehrendorf, Germany, is a self-employed professional development consultant and chair of the Board of the child sponsorship charity Living Water Germany e.V.. Previously, she was the general manager and superintendent pharmacist for Belfast Co-operative Chemists, where she had full professional and business responsibility for a group of pharmacies in Northern Ireland. Her responsibilities included all aspects of strategy, service development and delivery. At Alliance Pharmacy, she created new business concepts including continuing professional development for pharmacy professionals.

Mathieson holds a master’s degree in business administration from The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. She served on pharmacy services boards of government departments in both Scotland and in Northern Ireland. She also served on the board of USA Girl Scouts Overseas in Southern Germany, where she was responsible for finance.

A Toastmaster since 2006, Mathieson is a member of her home club, Erlangen Toastmasters in Erlangen, Bavaria. 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, “Growth in confidence is the biggest single benefit to be gained from Toastmasters. By establishing and extending their competence in all forms of communication and leadership, members are able to make a positive impact throughout all aspects of their lives.”

As an officer of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Mathieson 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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Radhi Spear, DTM

Second Vice President

Radhi Spear, DTM

Radhi Spear, DTM, of Piscataway, New Jersey, is a software engineer for AT&T in Middletown, New Jersey, and has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 30 years.  She has expertise in software development, systems administration, and acceptance testing. She troubleshoots problems and develops software for projects that impact millions of people.

Spear holds a master’s degree of science in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey. She participates in employee resource groups at AT&T, including Women of AT&T and InspirASIAN, which fosters development and leadership opportunities for its members. She was also an assistant Girl Scout troop leader for five years.

A Toastmaster since 2000, Spear is a charter member of her home club, AT&T Middletown Toastmasters in Middletown. She has held several high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.

She says, “In Toastmasters, you learn skills that you can use in all aspects of your life, and as you help others, you learn and grow at the same time. I now have the ability and the confidence to speak up.”

As an officer of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Spear 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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Richard E. Peck, DTM

Immediate Past International President

Richard E. Peck, DTM

Richard E. Peck, DTM, of Seymour, Connecticut, was a senior member of the Network Support division at AT&T, where he had worked for over 30 years. During his tenure as a project manager, he led cross-functional teams to successfully deliver several multimillion-dollar high-tech projects annually. His responsibilities also included writing and updating technical and training documents, as well as providing project analysis and solutions. He was also responsible for streamlining processes through the use of Robotic Process Automation.

Peck earned an MBA in international business at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is a certified project management professional by the Project Management Institute. His volunteer work includes serving as club president and Lieutenant Governor for Kiwanis International, serving with Lions Club International, as well as serving in various capacities with the Catholic War Veterans. He also enjoys traveling, studying world cultures, and helping others achieve more than they believe they can. Peck was a recipient of the 2018 Presidential Award for Volunteerism.

A Toastmaster since 2006, Peck is a member of his home club, Nutmeg, in Woodbridge, Connecticut, and is also a member of Park City Toastmasters in Stratford, Connecticut. 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, “To me, Toastmasters is about making a positive, life-changing impact on individuals throughout the world. Through Toastmasters we have the ability to change the world one member at a time!”

As an officer of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Peck 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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Louisa Davis, DTM

International Director, Region 1

Louisa Davis, DTM

Louisa Davis, DTM, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is a learning and communication specialist with Best Buy Canada. She takes care of change management for the large consumer electronics retailer’s merchandising team, providing communications and training on systems, tools, best practices, and leadership development.

Davis earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Guelph, focusing on tourism and hospitality management. She is a chartered professional in human resources (CPHR), a certified meeting professional (CMP), and holds a certification in meeting management (CMM). She was the 2018-2019 District 96 Toastmaster of the Year and served as District 96 Director when the pandemic hit.

A Toastmaster since 2002, Davis is a member of Speak Your Mind Toastmasters, in Vancouver and Be Amazing Toastmasters, Best Buy’s corporate club, in Burnaby. 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.

“When Toastmasters find their voice and gain the confidence to express themselves without fear or doubt, it transforms them,” said Davis. “This goes well beyond our organization—it empowers people to make a difference in their lives and to, ultimately, change the world.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Davis 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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Karen Lucas, DTM

International Director, Region 2

Karen Lucas, DTM

Karen Lucas, DTM, of San Marino, California, is the chief operations officer for Ashlar Industries, where she has worked for the past eight years. In her role, she helps lead analysis of existing organizational problems and the development of plans for improvement for her clients.

Lucas holds an applied and liberal arts studies degree from Pasadena City College and a project management certificate from the Caltech Center for Technology and Management Education. Her and husband Mark were founding parents of a private, trilingual school teaching in Mandarin, English, and Spanish. Lucas was chosen to co-design the Starbucks Rose Parade float, leading to her 13 year tenue as a White Suiter volunteer for the Tournament of Roses. She volunteers in leadership positions for the Girl Scouts, the BSA Scouts, and Soroptimist International. She is an active member of Yuri’s Night Global and the US Green Building Council.

A Toastmaster since 2007, Lucas is an active member of eight clubs. She is a charter member of her home club, Caltech Toastmasters, in Pasadena, California and a member of Smedley Chapter One Club. 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 changes who you are while it helps you figure out who you are,” she said.

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Lucas 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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Michael J. Holian

International Director, Region 3

Michael J. Holian, DTM

Michael J. Holian, DTM, of Chandler, Arizona, is an information technology specialist for CSAA Insurance Group, where he has worked for the past eight years. He is the product owner and administrator for a suite of software collaboration and developmental tools. Holian is the chair of the governance board, responsible for identifying best practices, reviewing proposed changes, and communicating the product roadmap.

Holian attended Chubb Institute of Computer Technology, where he earned a certification in computer programming. He is a community impact champion for his employer and coordinates volunteer activities for fellow employees. Additionally, Holian volunteers his time for the Special Olympics, a local foodbank, and other organizations through his employer.

A Toastmaster since 1992, Holian is a member of his home club, Leader’s Plus Toastmasters, in Mesa, Arizona. 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.

“Throughout this journey in Toastmasters, I have honed my emotional intelligence, listening, and leadership skills in such a way that I'm able to use these skills every day in my professional life to provide leadership, regardless of organizational standing,” Holian said. “My Toastmaster experience has also expanded my understanding of other people and cultures, providing opportunities for friendships and increasing my understanding of diverse experiences and perspectives.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Holian 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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Harold Osmundson, DTM

International Director, Region 4

Harold Osmundson, DTM

Harold Osmundson, DTM, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the owner of First Ascent Consulting, Inc. As a consultant and project lead, he recruits, selects, and trains teammates for projects. He works to establish and maintain processes and standards for teams and vendors, while also creating and communicating technical visions and plans.

Osmundson has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in computer science. He earned the MediSpend 5-Star Performer award for leading his engineering team on a project for a large customer in the market. In the past, he also earned the 3M Global e-Commerce and IT Leadership awards. Osmundson has volunteered with Second Harvest Heartland, working to end hunger, and with Construct*ium, where he focused on education programs for students developing skills necessary for industry work.

A Toastmaster since 2010, Osmundson’s home club is AC Early Risers in Maple Grove, Minnesota. 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 allows us to strengthen interpersonal skills,” he said. “As a result, we’re more effective and confident at home and work. Our relationships improve and we can lead people and organizations.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Osmundson 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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Monnica B. Rose

International Director, Region 5

Monnica B. Rose, DTM


Monnica B. Rose, DTM, of Rowlett, Texas, is a retired mechanical engineer. During her career, Rose spent 30 years working for L3Harris Technologies, where she led, mentored, and project-managed a team that supports aircraft and ground station systems for the United States Air Force. She provided input on budgets in excess of 24 million USD, providing monthly work force forecasts.

Rose earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering technology from Southern University and Agriculture & Mechanical College. She is an advanced certified paralegal and holds a certification in conflict resolution from Cornell University. In 2020, Rose was recognized with the National Society of Black Engineers S.T.E.M. award for her impact in her community. Currently, she serves as the board president for Women of Visionary Influence.

A Toastmaster since 2006, Rose is a member of her home club, Awesome Articulators, in Greenville, Texas. 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.

“Those who fully embrace all that the Toastmasters program has to offer will truly have a life-changing experience,” Rose stated.

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Rose 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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Melissa McGavick, DTM

International Director, Region 6

Melissa McGavick, DTM


Melissa McGavick, DTM, of Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, is a professional speaker and trainer. She is the owner of McGavick Interactive Training, which was founded in 2004.

McGavick earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications and media studies from Pennsylvania State University. In 2008, she was awarded Business Woman of the Year by the Women’s Business Network of Western Pennsylvania for her excellence and leadership in her profession. The following year, she served as president of the Board of Directors for the same organization.

A Toastmaster since 2004, McGavick’s home club is Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters in Cranberry Township. 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.

“As a business owner, Toastmasters has given me the opportunity to learn to communicate more clearly with my clients. The leadership positions in the Toastmasters program have afforded me the opportunity to develop higher level leadership skills that typically only executives of large corporate organizations have the opportunity to practice,” she said.

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, McGavick 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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Elmer Hill, DTM

International Director, Region 7

Elmer Hill, DTM


Elmer T. Hill, DTM, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is president and chief executive officer of The ComTech Group, Inc., a company he founded in 2004.

Hill holds multiple certifications in cybersecurity, computer software, and hardware from Apple, CompTIA, Microsoft, and SonicWall. Hill is a certified project management professional (PMP). In 2002, he won the IBM Multicultural People in Technology award for his innovative development of a complete work-from-home technology solution. In his free time, Hill volunteers as an IT consultant with several organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle.

A Toastmaster since 2013, Hill is a member of four clubs, including his home club, Bull City Toastmasters in Morrisville, North Carolina; NC Project Leaders in Morrisville, North Carolina; Blue Moon Advanced Toastmasters in Greensboro, North Carolina; and Leaders Circle in Virginia. 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 gives me the opportunity to use and improve a variety of skills,” Hill said. “It starts with speaking and leadership skills, but Toastmasters has helped me hone my interpersonal, time management, and project management skills as well.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Hill 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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Roy Ganga, DTM

International Director, Region 8

Roy Ganga, DTM


Roy Ganga, DTM, of Milton, Georgia, is the founder and president of Energize Your Voice, where he coaches and motivates individuals and teams to realize their full potential. He was a finance analytics manager at iHealth Technologies prior to his retirement. He collaborated with leadership across the company, managed four global teams, and more. Ganga was also the regional informatics manager at Aetna. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer and information science from Clayton University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Emile Woolf School of Accounting. He is a recipient of iHealth Technologies leadership award and Aetna’s excellence award for exceptional leadership.

Ganga has volunteered his time working as the lead administrator for Citizens Against Suicide. He traveled across Guyana, where the suicide rate was the highest per capita worldwide, and spoke with youth, teachers, and community leaders to help curb the epidemic. He was recognized for his community involvement with suicide intervention.

A Toastmaster since 2001, Ganga’s home club is Rising Phoenix Toastmasters in Marietta. 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 transformed my life from being painfully shy to becoming more confident, resulting in new opportunities and excelling in my career,” he says.

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Ganga 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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Jeff Sobel, DTM

International Director, Region 9

Jeff Sobel, DTM

Jeff Sobel, DTM, of East Greenbush, New York, is a senior cybersecurity specialist for New York Independent System Operator in Rensselaer, where he has worked for 20 years. In his role, Sobel focuses on leading teams to introduce new technologies and interfacing with business owners to communicate technical concepts in a non-technical manner. He also educates users on cybersecurity concepts and best practices.

Sobel earned a degree in mathematics from Binghamton University in New York. He is currently in the second year serving as president of his homeowners’ association. With 37 townhomes, he uses skills learned in Toastmasters for the betterment of the community, including moving the board from a day-to-day operations focus toward developing a forward-looking strategic plan. As a board member and operations officer for two ambulance corps, Sobel led an effort to transform and modernize one of them and chaired a committee to rewrite its constitution. Named Western Turnpike Rescue Squad Volunteer of the Year, Sobel demonstrated exemplary dedication to his community and organization through his service both as an EMT and as a leader. He is an avid runner, a musician, and has a third-degree black belt in Washin-ryu Karate-do.

A Toastmaster since 2005, Sobel is a charter member of his home club, NYISO Toastmasters club in Rensselaer, while also being a long-standing member of Bethlehem Toastmasters in Delmar. 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.

Sobel says, “I love helping others experience the same benefits from Toastmasters that I have, seeing them become better communicators, better leaders, better people.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Sobel 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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Elizabeth Nostedt, DTM

International Director, Region 10

Elizabeth Nostedt, DTM

Elizabeth Nostedt, DTM, of Gothenburg, Sweden, is a project manager with 25 years of experience. Currently, she is a senior project manager with CGI Sweden, where she has worked for the last 12 years. In her role, she manages strategic projects for clients and leads groups that are diverse, global, and digital. She helps her clients function better as a team and is accountable to the Board of Directors, providing status updates on project progress, finances, and risk management assessments.

Nostedt graduated from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, with master of business administration, bachelor of economics, and bachelor of education degrees. She helped start the first Toastmasters club in Gothenburg and helped build clubs across Sweden and Europe, helping to create the first District in Europe.

A Toastmaster since 1995, Nostedt’s home club is Saturday Breakfast Speakers in Gothenburg. 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 has helped me to gain the confidence and self-assurance I needed to reach higher levels in my career, and to become a more balanced person in every role at work or personally,” she said. “With this confidence and balance, I dared to take on more demanding leadership roles at work and volunteer associations.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Nostedt 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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Ali Shahbaz Ali Shah, DTM

International Director, Region 11

Ali Shahbaz Ali Shah, DTM

Ali Shahbaz Ali Shah, DTM, of Muharraq, Bahrain, is a director of professional development and business strategist. In his role, Shah participates in board meetings to approve various organizational policies. He also oversees creating standard operating procedures, feasibility reports, and security policies. Additionally, he is responsible for developing, updating, and approving effective training programs and materials.

Shah is a board member and key advisor on management information systems, robotics, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence projects. While lecturing on cloud computing in 2012, a new concept to be taught, he was named employee of the month at Bahrain Polytechnic.

< />A Toastmaster since 2004, Shah is a member of his home club, the Bahrain Advanced Toastmasters Club, in Manama, Bahrain. 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, “I enjoy the continuous transformation in my communication that allows me to gain more confidence; develop stronger bonds with my family, relatives, and friends; and serve society.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Shah 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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Lesley Storkey, DTM

International Director, Region 12

Lesley Storkey, DTM

Lesley Storkey, DTM, of Peregian Beach, Queensland, Australia, is a trainer and facilitator, working in project management, facilitation, and training. She is the owner of Storkeys’ Team, a company that was founded in 2005.

She earned a bachelor of veterinary science degree from Melbourne University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. During the 1970s and 1980s, she worked as State President of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, where she helped drive change towards the acceptance of breastfeeding in society. She was a founding member of the Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce.

A Toastmaster since 1990, Storkey’s home club is The Comedy Club in Alexandra Headland. 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.

“Knowledge is only valuable if you share it,” she said. “Through the Toastmasters diverse educational programs and the opportunity to mentor others, anyone can play a role in ensuring others reach their full potential.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Storkey 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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Gauri Seshadri

International Director, Region 13

Gauri Seshadri, DTM

Gauri Seshadri, DTM, of Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, is the head of social media and digital content strategy for The Bumblebee Branding Company. She works with the leadership team to evaluate, manage, and execute initiatives that best support the company’s short-term and long-term strategies. Her responsibilities also include assisting the company’s clients in developing strategic plans for digital marketing, lead generation, and scalability. She is also the founder and owner of her own company, Sesh Consultants.

Seshadri holds a master of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Utah. She worked with public health experts in India to conduct the first national conference addressing health inequities across the country. This conference brought together over 300 social activists, researchers, practitioners, and public health students from across India. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has volunteered with her city government to support people who have been quarantined, conducted contact tracing, and organized free COVID testing camps. Seshadri has received the Presidential Citation from Toastmasters in recognition of her continued service to the organization.

A Toastmaster since 2005, Seshadri is a member of her home club, WeSpeak Toastmasters Club, in Bengaluru. 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 provides constant validation that I have a voice and that I can use my voice to change the world around me,” Seshadri said. “It empowers people worldwide to become a better version of themselves through the values and benefits it provides.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Seshadri 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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Dorothy Isa Du

International Director, Region 14

Dorothy Isa Du, DTM

Dorothy Isa Du, of Davao City, Philippines, works for CDU Corporation, a food processing business she started 24 years ago. As the operations manager, she runs the daily operation of the company’s facility.

Du earned a bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Cebu Doctors College in Cebu City. In the past, she has served as the president for both the Food Processors Association of Davao City and the Rotary Club of Davao 2000. She was also a member of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce. Currently, she is a chairperson for FoodPad Cooperative .

A Toastmaster since 1998, Du’s home clubs are the Davao PagAsa Toastmasters Club and Durian Toastmasters Club in Davao City. She has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters.

“Toastmasters creates that perfect environment which helps individuals become better communicators and leaders,” she said. “Because of that, we can become a catalyst for positive change. We can inspire others to become better. We can also be the link that brings people together.”

As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Du 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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