District Leadership Directory

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Andrea Robinson, DTM
Public Relations Manager

Andrea Robinson is an Assistant Managing Editor at Law360, a New York City-based international legal publication. She also is an award-winning journalist and media relations consultant with more than three decades of experience.
Andrea joined Toastmasters International 13 years ago, after avoiding the organization for several years. After joining, she embraced the concepts and purposes of Toastmasters. She achieved her Distinguished Toastmaster achievement in 2020.
Andrea has served in District 47 as Division A Director and as Area Director. She is known for lending a hand to clubs in need by offering suggestions on how to engage members and tips for reaching out to their surrounding community. She also served as the editor of the Sunshiner during the leadership of District Governor Anthony “Tony” Longley.
In her professional life, Andrea appears as a contributor to the local ABC affiliate, WPLG Channel-10. For two decades she served as writer and editor at The Miami Herald, where she specialized in urban affairs reporting.
Her other organizational involvements include memberships in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., NAACP, the National Association of Black Journalists, South Florida Black Journalists, and Public Relations Society of America. In her spare time, she enjoys singing at the Universal Truth Center for Better Living in Miami Gardens.

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Betsy Robinson, DTM
Pathways Chair

Betsy Robinson, DTM joined Toastmasters September, 2008 as a charter member of her company’s corporate club (NCCI Toastmasters). She jumped on board and has been a member 4 other clubs. She is currently a member of three clubs-two of which are in District 47-one being her beloved corporate club. She has held various leadership roles: Sergeant at Arms, Secretary, Vice President of Membership (twice), Vice President of Education, Club President, Division C Area 30 President’s Distinguished Director (2021-2022), Club Coach (twice) and Pathways Trainer. Betsy was awarded Division C Outstanding Club Member (2021). Betsy earned her Distinguished Toastmaster designation July, 2022. She is actively working on obtaining her second Distinguished Toastmaster designation.
Betsy joined NCCI Holdings in March, 2006 as an underwriting analyst. As a subject matter expert, she assists teammates as they determine eligibility for workers compensation in the residual market for 22 US states. Betsy researches inquiries regarding application status, classification of businesses operations, outstanding debt and non-compliance, and program rules.
Her hobbies include traveling with her husband, Steve, playing Mah Jong with her friends, and chillaxing when the opportunity arises.

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Derek G. Rolle, DTM

Derek Garcia Rolle joined Toastmasters in 2016 with Pinnacle Seekers Toastmasters Club where he is currently serving as Vice President Education. He believes wholeheartedly that the more you serve the more you grow.
He is a 2-time President’s Distinguished Club President, a President’s Distinguished Area Director and a Select Distinguished Division Director. To date the highlight of his journey is being club sponsor and Charter President of Leading Voices Toastmasters Club.
He can truly say that he constantly proves Mahatma Gandhi’s quote to be true. He finds himself time and time again when he loses himself in the service of others.

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Troy Rand
Area 45 Director

Troy Rand considers himself a lifelong learner and strongly believes in a growth mindset. One of his goals is to inspire others to overcome obstacles by sharing his personal story of overcoming adversity.
He earned his masters and PhD in biomechanics and motor control from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and moved to South Florida after graduating. He currently lives in Lake Worth Beach Florida with his wife and two boys.
Troy has a passion for health and fitness and believes in pushing the boundaries physically to build both physical and mental resilience. He has completed over 20 marathons and ultramarathons, a half- and full-distance Ironman triathlon, multiple obstacle course races, as well as competed in powerlifting and CrossFit competitions.
He currently runs a health and fitness business where he coaches individuals in fitness and nutrition. He also does event production, setting up and operating triathlons and running races across South Florida.
Troy started Toastmasters to help facilitate his goal of inspiring others and has discovered a whole world of opportunities within Toastmasters to learn and grow. He aspires to help others grow within their Toastmasters journey.