Darren Kennedy joined Toastmasters International in June 2012 as a charter member of Pembroke Isles Toastmasters. His initial goal was to become a more confident and polished public speaker, and along the way he has embraced the motto, “Toastmasters: Where Leaders Are Made.” At the club level, he has held the offices of vice president membership and president; at the district level, he most recently served as director of Area 10 in Division A. During this time, Darren achieved his Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze designations.
Professionally, Darren is an account executive at an award-winning creative advertising agency with almost 20 years’ experience in general market advertising. In his spare time, he is a lover of travel, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Area B20 - Elaine Joggerst, ACB, ALB
Elaine began her Toastmasters career in 2009 by co-founding the current Citrix Toastmasters club. This club began as a two-person passionate team. She has held almost every role since that time, specializing in leadership and membership. As of July 2016, Elaine holds the Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze designations and hopes to reach Distinguished Toastmaster by the end of 2017. In her personal life, she is always on the move! She has started a company and sold it, is a competitive swimmer, has a wonderful husband and four cats, is fulfilled by event planning, and likes to think she is a foodie!
Area B21 - Paolo Claudio, CC, ALB
Paolo Claudio has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2013. He has served as president for his home club, American Express Toastmasters, leading the club to a President’s Distinguished year. Paolo has competed in multiple area contests and has served as contest master for several area and division contests. As of July 2016, Paolo holds the Competent Communicator and Advanced Leader Bronze designations and is actively pursuing the achievement of Distinguished Toastmaster.
Professionally, Paolo is a software engineer at American Express. During his free time, he enjoys going to the beach, playing guitar, breaking world records, singing karaoke, dancing salsa and going to concerts.
Area B22 - Jeffrey Mutnik, ACG, ALB
Jeff Mutnik was a co-founder of his firm’s Toastmasters club, BPB Talking Heads, and has been its cheerleader ever since. As a past president and vice president education of his club, he has led by experience as well as by example, having competed and volunteered in several area/division contests. Jeff holds the designations of Advanced Communicator Gold and Advanced Leader Silver and is working toward becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster.
Area B23 - Nicholas Smith, ACB, ALB
Nick Smith has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2006. He has served as president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary and treasurer for the three different clubs he has been part of.
Area B24 - Marilyn Brown, ACS, ALB
Marilyn Brown joined Toastmasters International in April 2012 in an effort to expand her network after 26 years with American Express. From the first meeting with Club Awesome, she was hooked!
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