District Leadership

Every successful Rotary district is comprised of strong people that are part of the district leadership team and it is no different in Rotary District 6460. This team includes the District Governor, District Governor Elect, and District Governor Nominee. These leaders along with past and future leaders that include Assistant Governors, District Committee Chairs, and Past District Governors help District 6460 thrive.

 

District Governor 2018-19, Brian Barstead

A lifelong resident of Central Illinois, Brian was born in Lincoln IL and his family moved to Springfield soon thereafter. . Raised by a  divorced working mom, Brian was educated in Springfield Public Schools and graduated from Springfield High in 1976. Brian went on to graduate from Illinois State University with two bachelors’ degrees in Biology and Medical Technology in 1981. After working in a clinical lab for two years, Brian met  his wife Nancy  and they were married in 1983.

Brian obtained an MBA with a Finance and Marketing emphasis from the University of IL at Springfield ( formerly known as  Sangamon State ) in 1986 and changed careers. Brian helps clients with financial planning, investments, retirement planning and estate planningas a Certified Financial Planner, and Private Wealth Advisor Franchise owner with Ameriprise Financial.  Brian was elected twice by his  Franchise Advisor peers in IL/IN/KY/MO to represent them on the company’s Regional Franchise Advisory Council. During his tenure he spent nearly 18 years in management with the company.

Brian joined Rotary in 1990 and has served in various club roles including Club President. He also has served at the district level on District Conference planning committees, two years as Editor for the “Four Way Today” District Newsletter,  three years as District Treasurer and three years as Assistant Governor. Brian has served on the boards of the Lincoln Memorial Garden, Parent Place and the American Cancer Society Central IL and played bass clarinet, announced and served as volunteer marketing director with the Springfield Municipal Band. For his community efforts outside of Rotary, Brian received the John Giavaras Community Service Award from District 6460.

Brian and his wife Nancy currently reside in Rochester, Illinois and they have one son, Alex, who works in e-marketing in Seattle, WA. Nancy was a microbiologist with the Illinois State Department of Public Health and St John’s Hospital and retired in June of 2018. They also have a West Highland Terrier, Lucy, who was introduced to the  family when Brian emceed a District Conference breakfast in 2006. Lucy was bred by two Mississippi Rotarians: the late Past District Governor (PDG)  DH Short  and his wife, Kathie, who also served as a  DG in 2017-18— so, technically,  we like to call her a Roterrierian.

Brian is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member,

 

 

District Governor Elect 2019-20, Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts, a Rotarian since 2001, is a member of the Rotary Club of Peoria-North.  He has served his club in numerous leadership capacities, including as president in 2010-2011.

Mark has served Rotary District 6460 as both the District Grants Chair and the District Rotary Foundation Chair, and will serve as District Governor in 2019-2020.  In 2013, he received the Ed Peterka Leader Bell Award for outstanding leadership within the District.

A passionate supporter of The Rotary Foundation, Mark is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Paul Harris Society member, and along with wife Pam, a member of the Bequest Society.

Professionally, Mark was named CEO of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois in May 2008.  His previous experience includes service as Director of Advancement and Community Relations for the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Chief Development Officer for Lutheran Hillside Village Foundation, and Director of Development at Bradley University.

Mark earned a B.A. from Eastern Illinois University and a M.A. in Human Service Administration from Bradley University.  He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a professional designation held by fewer than 5500 individuals worldwide, and is a past-president of the Central Illinois chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

In 2009, Mark was awarded the Exemplary Alumni Award for Community Service from the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development at Bradley University.

Mark and Pam have two children, and reside in Morton, IL.

 

 

District Governor Nominee 2020-21, Maura Donnelly

Maura Donnelly, a Rotarian since 2006 is a member of the Rotary Club of Highland where she has served multiple leadership roles.  Following her service to the Rotary Club of Highland as President in 2011-2012, she continued to serve locally as well as with District 6460 as Assistant Governor of Area 10 in 2013-2016; District Secretary 2016-2018; and as District Conference Co-Chair in 2017.  She is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a Paul Harris Society member.  She is also proud of assisting with the start of a new Rotary Club in 2015 (Rotary Club of Metro East Community).

Professionally, Maura earned her B.S in Accountancy from S.I.U.E and is currently CFO of Terra Properties, Inc. in Highland which is a commercial and residential property management company in Southern Illinois.  Her company is a strong supporter of employees being involved in the community which is how she has ability to actively participate as a PSR coordinator and teacher with St. Gertrude Parish, serve as a Chamber Ambassador and on the Chamber Board of Directors.  Prior to those roles, she served as a Jaycee member for 20 years and was treasurer of Grantfork PTO and Brownie Troop 850 Leader and Cookie Chairperson.

While it isn’t why we serve, for her service, Maura has been a recipient of many awards including the Ed Peterka Leader Bell Award from Rotary District 6460 in 2014-2015; Women Mean Business from the Illinois Federation of Business Women – Highland in 2015; and the 2018 Chamber Member of the Year.

Maura and her husband Bob (employed with Boeing) reside in Highland, Illinois along with their three children:  Ashley (Steve) Glockner was a Rotarian for a little over two years and has her Doctorate in Pharmacy and a newborn son, Wesley;  Amber (Jeremy) Carter who also works at Terra Properties and is continuing college while raising their beautiful daughter, Ava; and finally, their only son, Garrett who is currently finishing school.  In Maura’s spare time, she enjoys spending with family, golfing and traveling