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Austen Canonica, DTMImmediate Past District Director
Austen is a proud member of The Toastmasters Club at FAU since 2015. Along the way to becoming the first Distinguished Toastmaster in his club’s history, Austen has served all club officer roles plus District positions such as Area Director, Division Director, Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director, and District Director, all in District 47—Southeast Florida and The Islands of The Bahamas. Austen has thoroughly enjoyed volunteering in his Toastmasters tenure, with a special emphasis on supporting college/university clubs and empowering young leaders and communicators to find their voice and make an impact today.
Professionally Austen is a Marketing Director and an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Florida Atlantic University. Academically, Austen has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) double-majoring in Management and Marketing with an emphasis in Leadership, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) specializing in Marketing, and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Higher Education Leadership & Research Methodology. Austen will soon earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Marketing. Historically, Austen hails from an Italian-American family in New York and has been a happy resident of Southeast Florida since 1997. Personally Austen loves baseball, food, good company, reading, music, health and wellness, and learning.