Keynote Speaker – Daniel Rex (CEO – Toastmasters International)


As Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Rex leads the Toastmasters World Headquarters team in providing service, resources, and support to 352,000 members in 16,400 clubs in 141 countries. He works closely with the International President and the Board of Directors to develop the future of Toastmasters and create and execute plans and strategies to reach those goals.  

Rex has worked for Toastmasters for 27 years, and during that time he has led several departments at World Headquarters,  giving him a unique perspective and an impressive depth of knowledge of the organization. In 2008, he assumed the role of Executive Director, a title that was changed to Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Rex’s previous positions include Deputy  Executive Director, Director of Communications and Marketing, Marketing Division Manager, and Membership Manager. 

Rex holds a BA degree in Modern Languages from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, and an MBA in International  Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. He holds certificates from the  Leadership for Senior Executives course through Harvard Business School, and the Executive Leadership Program through the University of California, Berkeley. He completed the Strategic Leadership Programme through the University of Oxford.  

In addition to his Toastmasters duties, Rex serves as a member of the Key Global Associations Committee (KGAC) of the  American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).