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 2017-18, Doug Huff
Doug earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Iowa in 1992. He is an entrepreneur who maximizes unique opportunities, with a primary focus in real estate investments. He is owner and CEO of several real estate investment companies based in central Illinois. Partnering with a local youth program, he has been able to allow students the opportunity to gain life skills and work experience through contracted landscaping services.
Providing leadership to several organizations, including board president of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, Doug was recognized in 2005 as one of the 40 Leaders Under Forty in Central Illinois. Doug has chaired many Rotary committees, and co-developed a Rotary Rookies program, helping integration of new members in his club. He served as club president for the 2013-2014 Rotary year, before serving his district as an Assistant District Governor. In 2015, Doug received the Service and Fellowship Award from the Peoria-North Rotary club.
In 2005, Doug met his wife, Judy, who was also a recipient of the 40 Leaders Under Forty Award. They were married in 2009. Doug and Judy share a passion for service, are committed to the ideals of Rotary, and are Level Two Major Donors in support of the efforts of the Rotary Foundation. They currently reside in Washington, Illinois with their three children.
District Governor Elect 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 Nominee Designate 2020-21, (To Be Determined)