2021-2022 CANDIDATES CORNER

The District Leadership Committee had the pleasure to interview the following candidates for district leadership roles. Along with qualifying interview Q&A, we took advantage of this opportunity to have a little fun. We closed each interview with the same question to each candidate…’What are three adjectives you would use to describe yourself?’ Their answers are below.

Bob Johnson

District Director

Bob Johnson
Hardworking, Reliable, Versatile
As we plan for 2021-2022, these characteristics will be the foundation to our success. Our Leadership Team will work hard to provide our Clubs and Members the Ultimate Toastmasters Experience. Our leaders will focus on our core values of Integrity, Respect, Service, and Excellence as we live the District Mission. We will be reliable as we support all Clubs in achieving excellence. We will be versatile as we guide the District through turbulent times. Together, we will empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Our Leadership Team looks forward to serving each Member in 2021-2022.
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Program Quality Director

’21-’22 DD – Elect to Appoint
Stephanie Scott

Club Growth Director

Stephanie Scott
Positive, Relationship Builder, Enthusiastic

Engaged members collaborating and bringing joy to each other and their clubs is what I envision for District 13 Toastmasters. A happy club shares the Toastmasters experience with friends, family, co-workers and other organizations.  It is an honor and a privilege to serve on a team that believes we can make a difference in the world by providing the best service possible to our clubs. Let’s work together to grow club membership and enlighten more people on the benefits of Toastmasters!  I ask for your vote for Club Growth Director at the District Council Meeting on 4/9/2021 at 6:30 pm.

Brandie Baughman

Finance Manager

Brandie Baughman
Family Oriented, Driven, Focused

Hello fellow Toastmasters!  I appreciate the opportunity to serve District 13 as the District Finance Manager for the 2021-22 year. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a Charter Member of the Highmark BRG Toastmasters, earning my DTM in 2019. I have held almost all club roles over the past seven years, and have also served as an Area Director. I am truly excited by the prospect of working with the incoming District 13 leadership team and know that together we can accomplish great things for District 13 in the coming year. Thank you for your support!

Julia Wick

Division A Director

Julia Wick
Passionate, Motivated, Supportive
I am a self-motivated achiever type with an affinity towards developing others. I love to help others learn, grow, and discover their potential. As a people manager, I have experience with developing and leading successful teams, with strengths in relationship management, problem solving and execution. If elected, I promise to always bring my best self and to support the Areas and Clubs within the Division and across the District with a mission to empower them to achieve success.
Kim Santillo

Division B Director

Kim Santillo
Humble, Determined, Passionate

I’ve been a Toastmaster for three years and held leadership roles each year. COVID presented many challenges.  I’m excited to take what I’ve learned from these unprecedented times and help Division B rise above. As Division Director, my vision is to support Area Directors and clubs to achieve their goals and flourish even if meetings look different.  I’ve personally been a part of club and member successes and have been a member of highly successful and struggling clubs. These experiences with years in sales, marketing, management, and business ownership will enable me to lead Division B to a successful year!

Division C Director

Joe Arnold
Persistent, Focused, Driven
I joined Toastmasters in March of 2009.  While I’ve accomplished many things over last 12 years, I had help along the way.  So many Toastmasters who are with us, and some who are gone, helped me.  Anything I accomplished was because of their help. They freely shared their wisdom, their experience, and their knowledge with me.  And so, it is time once again, to give back.  To freely give to others, what was freely given to me. My goal in 2021/2022 is to share that knowledge with everyone in District 13, but especially with everyone in Division C.
Sonia McKoy

Division D Director

Sonia McKoy
Grateful, Kind, Funny

In 2016 I became a proud member of Toastmasters. Since joining, I’ve served both club and district in several roles, including Club President, Area Director, and currently Club Coach. In 2020 I achieved my DTM. As  Division Director I visualize myself being a conduit for the district. Being a source of knowledge and inspiration for Area Directors, Club Officers, and Members, and providing flexible insights when challenges arise. I visualize myself helping the District grow and becoming more robust so that it can both maintain and attract membership. I’m looking forward to being a member of the District leadership .