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 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 District Grants Chair and 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. In 2018, he received the District Governor’s Citation for Meritorious Service for his work on activities related to The Rotary Foundation within District 6460, and the 2017-2018 Paul Harris Fellow Award from the Rotary Club of Peoria North.
A passionate supporter of The Rotary Foundation, Mark is a Paul Harris Society member, and along with wife Pam, a Major Donor and 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.
Additional honors include the 2009 Exemplary Alumni Award for Community Service from the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development at Bradley University, and the 2018 Ian T. Sturrock Outstanding Fundraising Executive award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Central Illinois Chapter.
Mark and Pam have two children, and reside in Morton, IL.
District Governor Elect 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
District Governor Nominee 2021-22, Ryan Byers