International Officer and Director Candidates

The declared International Officer and Director candidates for 2021-2022 are:

International Officer Candidates


Morag Mathieson

Morag Mathieson, DTM

Candidate for International President-Elect


Why do you want to serve?

Our next century of Toastmasters can be even more impactful than the first. Together we can make a positive future our reality. A dedicated and proven leader who cares about the organization and making a difference, I am committed to serving our members with sincerity, courage and compassion. 


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Radhi Spear, DTM

Radhi Spear, DTM

Candidate for First Vice President


Why do you want to serve?

I see the difference Toastmasters makes in people's lives. Now is a critical time; we need to face the challenges of this pandemic. I want to be involved in developing innovative approaches and creative solutions to enable more people to benefit from our program during these challenging times.


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Sudha Balajee, DTM

Sudha Balajee, DTM

Candidate for Second Vice President


Why do you want to serve?

My dream is to lead Toastmasters, spread this beautiful movement by anchoring on the spirit of our founding fathers, nurturing the cultural fabric and upholding our values. Powerful identity, strong financial strategy and enriched member experience would be the 3 pillars during my term as a Leader.  


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Stefano McGhee, DTM, PID

Stefano McGhee, DTM

Candidate for Second Vice President


Why do you want to serve?

I believe that leveraging our members to become a bigger part of leading our organization is key to our survival. The next generation of leaders in the world needs to come from Toastmasters. Our core values and leadership development programs are what the world needs from their leaders to be better.


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Aletta Rochat, DTM

Aletta Rochat, DTM

Candidate for Second Vice President


Why do you want to serve?

My experience serving in an exceptionally diverse, fast-growing region has given me a unique perspective. That multicultural, multinational insight is key to us achieving our envisioned future. My vision is that we innovate, build capacity and create compelling offerings to retain our members.


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International Director Candidates


Robert A Cravalho, DTM, PDG, AS

Robert A. Cravalho, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 2


Why do you want to serve?

One of the greatest gifts Toastmasters International offers us is the opportunity to help others. As an International Director, I will be in a leading position to support our members worldwide and assist our organization moving forward. I will strive for excellence in all my responsibilities.


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Jesse Oakley III, DTM

Jesse Oakley III, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 2


Why do you want to serve?

The main reason why I want to serve is to represent fellow Toastmasters. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the Board and World Headquarters staff as we solve problems in these difficult times. I look forward to promoting the core values for the hopes of a wonderful future.


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Jamuna R. Ramnath, DTM

Jamuna R. Ramnath, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 2


Why do you want to serve?

With my strategic thinking and planning I will be able to make a meaningful contribution to the Board that can influence our organizational objectives. I have a global perspective and successful leadership in toastmasters, I can help guiding individuals to reach successful results.


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Robert D. Hooey, DTM, AS, PRA

Robert D. Hooey, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 4


Why do you want to serve?

I joined TM to hone my speaking skills to move into professional speaking globally. I embraced leadership and my TM family. I have the skillset and experience to help move us forward to deal with the challenges we face. I seek to lead, to serve, to give back and now have the time to properly invest.


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Kimberly Lynne Myers, DTM

Kimberly Lynne Myers, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 4


Why do you want to serve?

My membership in Toastmasters is key to who I am. I work with the executive committee of a non-profit agency that serves insurance consumers. This experience enables me to evaluate risk and make innovative, collaborative decisions as the world changes that affect you, as a member of Toastmasters.


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Mary E. Swanson, DTM

Mary E. Swanson, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 4


Why do you want to serve?

To help Toastmasters International rebuild its membership base as the world recovers from the pandemic. The world needs more people capable of communicating effectively with each other. It would be a privilege to work alongside dedicated leaders worldwide to expand the reach of Toastmasters.


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Willis Eugene Bailey II, DTM

Willis Eugene Bailey II, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 6


Why do you want to serve?

I would like the opportunity to help design and approve policies that would bring the Toastmasters message of communication and leadership development to any individual around the world.


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Dawn Frail, DTM

Dawn Frail, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 6


Why do you want to serve?

Serving as an ID will allow me to continue my learning journey. It will give me the opportunity to give strategic direction to help our organization continue with its very important mission. I hope to contribute to building a sustainable organization that my great-grandchildren can enjoy.


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Jing Humphreys, DTM

Jing Humphreys, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 6


Why do you want to serve?

I started out as a consumer of the Toastmasters program. I made the switch from "consumer" to "contributor" through Club and District leadership and now I want to contribute on a larger scale. I am fully committed to serve as the next International Director from Region 6.


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Jenilee Taylor, DTM

Jenilee Taylor, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 6


Why do you want to serve?

Given the opportunity, I would like to help guide the strategic direction for Toastmasters and ensure that it continues to change people worldwide just like it changed me.  I am confident that I have the background, experience, and passion to add value to the Board’s conversations.


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Anwesha Banerjee, DTM

Anwesha Banerjee, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 8


Why do you want to serve?

With my experience as a scientist, strategic consultant, and educator, I want to work collaboratively with the Board to find creative, logical, member-centric, and sustainable solutions that align with the organization’s mission and vision to ultimately help members build a LIMITLESS TODAY.


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Antionette Maria Fox, DTM

Antionette Maria Fox, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 8


Why do you want to serve?

My skills and knowledge with data analytics is paramount for the team that will set the stage for continued success. In this ever-changing world we live in, I would like to be a strategic partner who helps keep the organization on a forward trajectory as we continue to achieve our vision and goals.


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Brenda Maynard, DTM

Brenda Maynard, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 8


Why do you want to serve?

I believe with my experience, work ethics and track record that I would be an asset to the Board and contribute to the continued growth and sustainability of our organization.


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Anita Ramprasad, DTM

Anita Ramprasad, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 8


Why do you want to serve?

Given my professional experience and skills in Managing People, their behaviors, needs, expectations and goals as well as my Financial Management expertise, I can contribute positively to the wider perspectives which will be beneficial to the work of the Board in creating added value for our members.


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Florian Bay, DTM

Florian Bay, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 10


Why do you want to serve?

I want to join the Board of Directors to support our organisation in harnessing the talents of its members. To help our leaders achieve more with data-driven strategic planning. To identify how we can become a household name the World over because Toastmasters best days lie ahead!


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Svetlana Breum, DTM

Svetlana Breum, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 10


Why do you want to serve?

A visionary and results-oriented individual with broad leadership experience in international and multicultural environments, I would like to actively contribute to developing and implementing a strategic direction focused on strengthening Toastmasters’ global envisioned future in 2024 and beyond.


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Piotr Chimko, DTM

Piotr Chimko, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 10


Why do you want to serve?

I believe in Toastmasters mission and core values. I would find it rewarding if I could bring twenty years of business experience to help our organization grow in such turbulent times. I am convinced that I have what is needed to serve on the board and steer Toastmasters into envisioned future.


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Jean Gamester, DTM

Jean Gamester, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 10


Why do you want to serve?

Through Toastmasters, I’ve grown. I’ve become a communicator and leader who is led by values and care for our members. I want to give back, to help shape our future and empower our people. I want us to be a global brand, as everyone’s first choice for flourishing personally and professionally.


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John Jennings, DTM

John Jennings, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 12


Why do you want to serve?

i joined Toastmasters in 2002 to help a mate improve his impromptu speaking skills, not improve my public speaking skills, or leadership skills. I fell in love with Toastmasters, and have always found great satisfaction in helping people achieve their goals.


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 Benjamin James McCormick, DTM

Benjamin James McCormick, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 12


Why do you want to serve?

I am standing to ensure that Toastmasters develops the programs required to provide the rich development opportunities that will create the speakers and the leaders to shape the twenty-first century, through research, partnerships, while leveraging Toastmasters global reach.


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Carol A. Mitchell, DTM

Carol A. Mitchell, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 12


Why do you want to serve?

My service as an International Director allows me to continue to use enthusiasm to inspire members to become prouder, stronger, and more valuable contributors as we move forward together to strengthen the legacy of our founder.


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Dora Guo, DTM

Dora Guo, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 14


Why do you want to serve?

Facing the New Normal, I want to be the innovator to bring the experiences to all the members cross the ages, regions, countries. To adapt the “cross” culture and plan a customized growth strategies for all the members.


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Helen He, DTM

Helen He, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 14


Why do you want to serve?

The 1000 connections I made with members in June 2020 reset my mission “help people to connect with their inner strengths to thrive!” Imagine if we have…1000 connections between members, 1000 connections between clubs, 1000 connections between people and dreams. I want to be the connection with you!


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Taeryeon Jung, DTM

Taeryeon Jung, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 14


Why do you want to serve?

Since I had such great leadership experiences in Toastmasters, I would like to pay back to other Toastmasters what I have got by motivating and serving many future leaders.


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Simone Nash, DTM

Simone Nash, DTM

Candidate for International Director from Region 14


Why do you want to serve?

Toastmasters has changed my life and I’m ready to dedicate myself to service at the international level for my fellow members. I want to use my leadership experience in adapting to cross-cultural situations, problem solving and more to support our districts and members as a member of the Board.


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