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Directors

The Board of Directors establishes policy for Rotary International and provides guidance that helps our clubs thrive. Clubs elect the members of the Board every year at the Rotary International Convention, and each director serves for two years.

  • Mark Daniel Maloney

    President 2019-20
    Rotary Club of Decatur
    Alabama, USA

    Mark Daniel Maloney is a principal in the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC, with a focus on taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. He represents large farming operations in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States, and has chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Agriculture in the section of taxation. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Association, and the Alabama Law Institute.

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  • Holger Knaack

    President-elect 2019-20
    Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln
    Germany

    Knaack is the CEO of Knaack KG, a real estate company. He was previously a partner and general manager of Knaack Enterprises, a 125-year-old family business.

    He is a founding member of the Civic Foundation of the City of Ratzeburg and served as president of the Golf-Club Gut Grambek. Knaack is also the founder and chair of the Karl Adam Foundation.

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  • Olayinka Hakeem Babalola

    Vice President 2019-20
    Rotary Club of Trans Amadi
    Rivers State, Nigeria

    Olayinka Hakeem Babalola is regional safety manager responsible for Shell Petroleum’s upstream oil and gas activities in sub-Saharan Africa and chair of the board of directors of Riviera Nigeria Ltd., an oil and gas engineering consortium.

    Babalola has served Rotary as an endowment/major gifts adviser, RI training leader, member of the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers, committee member, and president’s representative.

    Babalola has received the Service Above Self Award, the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, and the Service Award for a Polio-Free World. He and his wife, Precy, are Foundation Benefactors and Major Donors. They support the Foundation through a named endowed fund and as members of the Arch Klumph Society.

  • David D. Stovall

    Treasurer 2019-20
    Rotary Club of Hall County
    Georgia, USA

    David D. Stovall retired from commercial banking in 2011 after a 32-year career, 22 years of which he served as president and CEO of a national market NASD bank holding company. He then launched a career as a commercial real estate broker.

    Stovall has served Rotary as committee member, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, training leader, president’s representative, endowment/major gifts adviser, and Council on Legislation representative. In 1994-95 he hosted a Rotary Peace Forum in Senegal that led to the formation of what is now the Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development.

    Stovall has received the Avenues of Service Citation, the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, and the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Kim Waters, a past district governor, are Foundation Benefactors, Major Donors, and Bequest Society members.

  • Francesco Arezzo

    Director 2018-20
    Rotary Club of Ragusa
    Ragusa, Italy

    Francesco Arezzo is an orthodontist who has worked in his own practice since 1980. He has taught courses in the subject and belongs to numerous professional societies. Arezzo owns a farm that produces extra-virgin olive oil.

    A Rotarian since 1988, Arezzo has served Rotary as training leader, president’s representative, assistant Rotary coordinator, and committee member and chair. He was president of the editorial board of Rotary Italia in 2009-10. Arezzo is a Benefactor and Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation.

  • James Anthony Black

    Director 2019-21
    Rotary Club of Dunoon
    Argyll, Scotland

    James Anthony “Tony” Black is a veterinary surgeon who ran his own practice covering western Scotland’s Cowal peninsula before retiring in 2008. He served on the boards of numerous sporting organizations, including the Cowal Rugby Football Club and the Dunoon Swimming Club.

    Since joining Rotary in 1982, Black has been active in youth programs, with appointments as youth activities chair with Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and as chair of RI's Youth Exchange Committee. Black volunteered during a National Immunization Day in India in 2012. He has served Rotary in many capacities including as Public Image Resource Group coordinator, vice chair of the Council on Legislation Review Committee, and training leader, which he says was one of his most memorable experiences in the organization. “You’ve got people from all over the world,” he says. “It was phenomenal having them all talking to each other — it gave me such a buzz.”

    Black and his wife, Elspeth, who is also a Rotarian, support The Rotary Foundation as Bequest Society members.

  • Jeffry Cadorette

    Director 2018-20
    Rotary Club of Media
    Pennsylvania, USA

    Jeffry Cadorette had a 25-year career as a physical therapist in private practice as president and CEO of Physical Therapy Associates of Delaware County in Pennsylvania until merging his practice with Riddle Memorial Hospital to form the Riddle Rehabilitation Institute and Riddle Sports Medicine. He is now associate broker and executive vice president at Media Real Estate Co., where he is active in all phases of commercial real estate sales and leasing, tenant representation, and new project development.

    A Rotarian since 1977, Cadorette has served Rotary as a committee member, Council on Legislation representative, international training leader, seminar trainer, and president’s representative. He was worldwide coordinator of Rotary Foundation alumni coordinators in 2010-11.

    Cadorette is a Foundation Benefactor and Major Donor and has received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award, and the Service Above Self Award.

  • Mário César Martins de Camargo

    Director 2019-21
    Rotary Club of Santo André
    São Paulo, Brazil

    Mário César Martins de Camargo was president of Gráfica Bandeirantes and is now a consultant to the print industry in Brazil. He serves on the board of Casa da Esperança (House of Hope), a hospital that has been sponsored by his Rotary club since 1953. It provides services for 150,000 children with disabilities every year.

    A Rotarian since 1980, de Camargo was a trustee of The Rotary Foundation in 2015-19, during which time he served on committees including the Foundation’s Finance and Strategic Planning committees, where he helped analyze the Foundation’s grant model and consider future corporate programs and partnerships. As a director, he looks forward to growing a bigger, more diverse Rotary.

    De Camargo and his wife, Denise, are Major Donors and Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation.

  • Lawrence A. Dimmitt

    Director 2018-20
    Rotary Club of Topeka
    Kansas, USA

    Lawrence A. Dimmitt is retired from AT&T, where he was general attorney. He then was an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law, his alma mater. He is a member of several professional associations.

    A Rotarian since 1983, Dimmitt has served Rotary as committee member, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and president’s representative. He personally raised $200,000 for a Million Dollar Dinner in District 6040 (Missouri) in 2010 and co-chaired a similar event in District 5710 (Kansas) in 2014.

    Dimmitt has received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Lois, are Benefactors and Major Donors to the Foundation, and members of the Arch Klumph Society and Bequest Society.

  • Rafael M. Garcia III

    Director 2018-20
    Rotary Club of Pasig
    Rizal, Philippines

    Rafael “Raffy” Garcia III is the chair and CEO of Mega Group of Computer Companies, a multinational conglomerate of 44 companies that specialize in high-tech systems. The company is based in the Philippines and has offices in Argentina, China, Germany, Singapore, and the United States.

    Garcia joined Rotary in 1971. He has served Rotary as endowment/major gifts adviser, training leader, committee member, president’s representative, and member of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers. He was chair of the Philippine Rotary Magazine Foundation in 2016-17.

    Garcia received the Avenues of Service Citation for his work on the Pasig Rotary GK Housing Village, a 159-unit housing project in Pasig City. He and his wife, Minda, are Benefactors and Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation, and members of the Arch Klumph Society.

  • Jan Lucas Ket

    Director 2019-21
    Rotary Club of Purmerend
    Netherlands

    Jan Lucas Ket retired in 2011 from Waterland Hospital in Purmerend, where he had been a pediatrician for 30 years — treating 20,000 children and one baby gorilla — and served as chair of the hospital’s medical staff. Ket has participated in national and regional teams and networks for pediatrics and public health. He is now vice president of the Waterland School for Music.

    Ket coordinated logistics for a packaged grant scholarship awarded to an Indian sanitation official to study at the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands. “As Rotarians, we are lucky because we have had opportunities,” Ket says. “I think the point of Rotary is to bring chances to others.”

    A Rotarian since 1988, Ket has been a member of The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers and a lecturer on Rotary’s role in preventive health care for mothers and children at various international conferences. During his year as club president, he co-founded the Rotary Club of Jihlava, Czech Republic. 

    Ket and his wife, Milou, have hosted Rotary Youth Exchange students and Group Study Exchange members. They are Major Donors, Benefactors, and Bequest Society members.

  • Kyun Kim

    Director 2019-21
    Rotary Club of Busan-Dongrae
    Busan, Korea

    Kyun Kim is owner and executive chair of a chemical products enterprise. He joined Rotary in 1993 and has been a member of the same club ever since. “When I first became club president, I thought that was the most I could give to Rotary, so that year I gave Rotary all I had,” says Kim. “But that experience opened my eyes to the bigger service of Rotary, and I saw that I could do much more.”

    As district governor, Kim helped bring in 1,439 new Rotarians, the most of any Korean district for 2011-12. He went on to serve Rotary in numerous other roles, including as an assistant Rotary public image coordinator and a member of the board of The Rotary Korea, the official Rotary magazine in that country.

    Kim received the Service Above Self Award in 2014. He and his wife, Hye-Suk Jeong, support The Rotary Foundation as Chair’s Circle members of the Arch Klumph Society.

  • Floyd Lancia

    Director 2019-21
    Rotary Club of Anthony Wayne (Fort Wayne)
    Indiana, USA

    Floyd Lancia began his professional life in education, first as a secondary school teacher and band director, and later as a school superintendent. He spent the second part of his career on his real estate development and construction business, which he has since sold. He has served on the boards of several organizations, including the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society.

    Lancia joined Rotary in 1970 and has been a member of his current club since 1992. He has spearheaded Rotary Foundation grant projects that have provided free eye surgeries in Nicaragua and clean water for communities in Mexico, among many others. He has served as president’s representative five times and as a training leader at the International Assembly.

    Lancia has received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award, and the Service Above Self Award. He and his wife, Betty Lou, are members of the Arch Klumph Society and the Bequest Society and sponsors of Rotary Peace Fellows.

  • Akira Miki

    Director 2018-20
    Rotary Club of Himeji
    Hyogo, Japan

    Akira Miki, a dentist with his own practice, dedicated himself to disaster recovery projects after the January 1995 Hanshin-Awaji earthquake, one of the worst earthquakes to hit Japan in the 20th century. Miki worked on building a children’s home and supported children who needed emotional care.

    Miki has served Rotary as president’s representative, training leader, GETS trainer, committee member, assistant Rotary coordinator, Council on Legislation representative, and sergeant-at-arms for the Rotary International Conventions and International Assembly. He is director of the RI Japan Youth Exchange Committee.

    Miki is a former Interactor and has received the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. He and his wife, Chiharu, are Benefactors and Major Donors to the Foundation.

  • Bharat S. Pandya

    Director 2019-21
    Rotary Club of Borivli
    Maharashtra, India

    Bharat Pandya is a practicing general and laparoscopic surgeon. He and his wife, Madhavi, a gynecologist, own a private hospital in Mumbai. He is a fellow of the International College of Surgeons and has served on the board of the Jan Shikshan Sansthan vocational training institute, sponsored by the Indian government.

    Pandya joined Rotary in 1989 as a charter member of his club. During his year as governor of District 3140, his district contributed over $2 million to The Rotary Foundation, making it the top contributor worldwide for 2006-07. He has led numerous projects, including water and sanitation projects funded by Foundation grants that installed check dams so that villagers no longer needed to walk up to four miles per day to collect water.

    Pandya has held many roles in Rotary, including regional RI membership coordinator, training leader, and member of RI’s Membership and Convention Promotion committees and of the India PolioPlus Committee.

    He has received the Service Above Self Award, the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, and the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He and Madhavi are Level 2 Major Donors to the Foundation.

  • Kamal Sanghvi

    Director 2019-21
    Rotary Club of Dhanbad
    Jharkhand, India

    A graduate of Kasturba Medical College in Manipal, India, with a degree in pharmaceutical sciences, Kamal Sanghvi is managing director of a family-owned banking, financing, and construction conglomerate.

    Sanghvi joined Rotary in 1991 and has served as a training leader, committee member, president’s representative, and in numerous other capacities. He helped establish 28 vocational training centers for women and coordinated 11 polio corrective surgery camps that treated thousands of patients. Sanghvi says one of his proudest achievements was leading a Rotary initiative that helped 200 Pakistani children get heart surgeries in India.

    Sanghvi has received the Service Above Self Award, the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, and the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Sonal, who is also a Rotarian, are Major Donors and Bequest Society members.

  • Johrita Solari

    Director 2019-21
    Rotary Club of Anaheim
    California, USA

    Johrita Solari is board chair and chief visionary officer of Solari Enterprises Inc., a property management company with 300 team members specializing in affordable rental housing. The company, which she co-founded with her husband, Bruce, was inspired by Rotary’s guiding ethical principles. “The Four-Way Test hangs in our lobby, and every team member sees it as they come into work,” Solari says.

    Solari joined Rotary in 1993. As governor of District 5320, she organized the district’s first million-dollar dinner fundraiser for The Rotary Foundation and helped it become the second known district consisting of 100% Paul Harris Fellow clubs. She has served on the committee for the Foundation’s Peace Major Gifts Initiative.

    The Solaris are members of the same Rotary club and support the Foundation as Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, and members of the Arch Klumph Society. During Solari’s second year as director, her daughter Gianna will serve as a district governor, making it the first time in Rotary history that a mother and daughter have served in these two leadership roles simultaneously.

  • Stephanie A. Urchick

    Director 2019-21
    Rotary Club of McMurray
    Pennsylvania, USA

    Stephanie A. Urchick is partner and chief operating officer of Doctors at Work LLC, a consulting and training company. She holds a doctorate in leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is active on numerous community boards and committees, and has been honored by organizations including Zonta International and the Sons of the American Revolution.

    A Rotarian since 1991, Urchick first joined the club of Past RI President Chuck Keller, who served as her mentor. Her service to Rotary has taken her to Vietnam to help build an elementary school and to the Dominican Republic to install water filters. A student of several Slavic languages, she has mentored new Rotarians in Ukraine and coordinated a Rotary Foundation grant project in Poland.

    Urchick has served Rotary in many roles, including as a Foundation trustee and as chair of the RI Strategic Planning Committee and the Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Committee. She is a Major Donor and a member of the Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation.

  • Piotr Wygnańczuk

    Director, 2018-20
    Rotary Club of Gdynia
    Poland

    Piotr Wygnańczuk graduated from the Faculty of Shipbuilding at Gdańsk University of Technology. During the first half of his career, he supervised ship construction in various shipyards for Polish Ocean Lines. Later, he worked for the Swedish industrial company Alfa Laval, spending his last five years there as general manager of Alfa Laval Polska. He founded the packaging company Izipak, now run by his son Pawel.

    Wygnańczuk became a Rotarian in 1997. He has served Rotary as Council on Legislation representative, committee member, president’s representative, and assistant Rotary coordinator, and co-founded many Rotary clubs as special representative of the district governor.

  • John Hewko

    General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer
    Rotary Club of Kyiv
    Ukraine

    John Hewko is the general secretary and chief executive officer of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. From 2004 to 2009, Hewko was vice president for operations and compact development for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S. government agency established in 2004 to deliver foreign assistance to the world’s poorest countries.

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