Michele Berg named deputy general secretary

Michele Berg has been selected to help lead Rotary’s operations as deputy general secretary. In this role, she will work alongside General Secretary John Hewko to ensure effective internal operating policies and implement strategies and programs. 

In her previous role as Rotary’s chief programs and member services officer, Berg led a team of more than 150 staff members who support membership development, learning and development, and programs. She has worked for Rotary since 2001.

 “Michele is an outstanding leader who has been instrumental in ensuring that we provide high-quality services to our members -- all volunteers committed to making the world a better place through humanitarian service,” says Hewko. “As deputy general secretary, she will play a vital role in helping Rotary continue to evolve, grow, and bring lasting change to communities around the world.” 

Berg is a member of the Rotary Club of Evanston, Illinois, USA, and a Paul Harris Fellow. Read more about her.

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#1   Submitted By Allan Davis on 21-Jan-2016 01:52 pm

What an outstanding choice that RI has made, in selecting Michele for this important role. I remember her in many of the other roles she has held and done so well. I particularly recall her cool and calm coordination of my 'concentrated training' as a Rotary Coordinator for my year, in 2012. CONGRATULATIONS.

#2   Submitted By Irving Brown on 21-Jan-2016 05:12 pm

I have had the pleasure of working with Michele over many years and could not be more pleased for her and for Rotary. She is an extraordinary inspiring leader with a dedication and commitment that results in exceptional cooperation among staff and volunteers. Her warm, sincere and patient demeanor engratiate her to all who have had the priviledge to work with her. Our sincerest congratulations.

Sonny Brown

Past RI Vice President and Trustee.


#3   Submitted By Christine Etienne on 22-Jan-2016 07:20 pm

Congratulations Michele!  A well-deserved promotion.  Thank you for all of your hard work on behalf of Rotarians around the world.

#4   Submitted By Madhav Khakurel on 23-Jan-2016 10:21 am

Congratulation for the new assignment and best wishes for the outstanding achievement to the growth and development of Rotary for the good in the world.

#5   Submitted By Richard Agwa on 4-Feb-2016 01:24 pm

I congratulate Michele and wish her the very best in her new role.

#6   Submitted By Mauro Magliozzi on 8-Feb-2016 06:12 am

Congratulations Michele!

Thank you for  your work.

#7   Submitted By Attique Sheikh on 22-Apr-2016 12:33 am

Congratulations Michele Berg.

We will fully support you. Regards