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, and his family moved to Springfield soon thereafter. Brian was educated in Springfield Public Schools and graduated from Springfield High in 1976. Raised by a single mother, Brian graduated 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. Nancy is a microbiologist with the Illinois State Department of Public Health.
Brian obtained an MBA with a Finance and Marketing emphasis from the University of Illinois at Springfield (formerly known as Sangamon State) in 1986 and changed careers. Brian is a Certified Financial Planner Franchise owner with Ameriprise Financial and has been with the company since 1987. Brian helps clients with financial planning, investments, retirement planning and estate planning. During his tenure he spent nearly 18 years in management with the company.
Brian joined the Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise in September of 1990 and has served in various club roles including Club President. He also has served at the district level on District Conference planning committees, as District Treasurer and Assistant Governor. Brian has served on the board of the Lincoln Memorial Garden in Springfield and plays bass clarinet, announces and serves 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 digital marketing in Seattle, WA. They also have a West Highland Terrier, Lucy, who was introduced to their family when Brian emceed a District Conference breakfast in 2006. Lucy was bred by a Past District Governor (PDG) from Mississippi, who subsequently passed away and whose widow later became a District Governor herself. So, technically, Lucy is 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