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District Leadership
Optimist International is divided into geographically-connected regions called Districts. Each District has a Governor, an Optimist volunteer who handles all District administration. To contact a District Governor in your area, click here.


2017-2018 District Governors

Alabama - Mississippi
Jacqueline Sullivan

Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming
Stuart Matice

Arizona
Patti McKerchie

Atlantic Central
Eugene A Riordan III

California South
Lynn Reiter-Woodhead

Capital - Virginia
Donna M Aker

Caribbean
Calvin Hunter

Central Ontario
Anthony C Edge

Colorado - Wyoming
John B Swanborg

Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota
Kevin Hammell

East Missouri
Chuck Schuder

Eastern Ontario
Yvon Quesnel

GATEway
Mary F Still

Illinois
John R Del Re Sr

Indiana North
Sandra Doyle

Indiana South
Mark Wilson

Iowa
Donald G Pfeiffer

Kansas
Marlene Natoli

Kentucky - West Virginia
Denise M Haynes

Louisiana
Kurt Gassen

Maryland - South Delaware
William A Stone

Michigan
Theresa A Jarratt

Midwestern Ontario
Jim Pipe

Nebraska
Leslie M Dome

New Mexico - West Texas
Lynne M Martin

New York - New England
Laurie S Ferris

North Carolina East
Carey E Foster

North Carolina West
Daniel E Mallard

North Florida
Bill Large

North Texas
Diane Clark

Ohio
Thomas W Kendo Jr

Oklahoma
Joyce M Filsinger

Pacific Central
Timothy Reardon

Pacific Northwest
Bruce Gilbertson

Pacific Southeast
Mike Padilla

Pacific Southwest
Melissa Cohen

Quebec Central
Manon Daigneault

Quebec East - Acadie
Vallier Côté

Quebec East - North Shore
Michel Frigon

Quebec South
Réjean Rajotte

Quebec West
Danielle Dupont

South Carolina
Daniel E Grice

South Carolina
Virginia A Ricker

South Florida
Andrea Rodriguez

South Texas
Gil Ortiz

Southern Wisconsin
Gary L Engelke

Southwestern Ontario
Mary Lou Abrams

TennArk
John S Lasater

West Missouri
Darlene A Friel

Wisconsin North - Upper Michigan
Anthony J Yaggie