Meet the Leadership Team
The Toastmasters Trio includes the District Director, Program Quality Director and Club Growth Director. These individuals work together to ensure that the District, Clubs, and Members continue to grow, that club officers are trained and supported in their roles, that members and clubs meet their goals, and that District leaders receive the resources needed to properly lead and succeed.
George Marshall, DTM
George joined Toastmasters in 2003, when he was between companies. He found he was improving so much, he made Toastmasters his main interest. He has held multiple club officer roles, has been district webmaster five times, Area Director (twice), Public Relations Manager (twice), Division Director, and Toastmasters Brand Ambassador. He was Chief Pathways Guide for D57 and the worldwide undistricted clubs, and received the International Presidents Citation for his leadership in Pathways.
He also co-produces Toastmaster Time, the district’s television show (https://www.youtube.com/ToastmasterTimeTV), and created the Tools for Toastmasters website (http://www.marshalls.org/tmtools/), providing useful summaries of Toastmasters data to members worldwide.
Program Quality Director
The Program Quality Director is responsible for training events such as club officer training, additional educational programs, the annual conference and contests in the district. The PQD is part of the district leadership team, working closely with the district director and the club growth director.
Carolyn Jolly Douglas was introduced to Toastmasters in association with her employment responsibilities to interact and communicate effectively with the public, community leaders, nonprofit organizations and various government officials on issues of the environment where we live, work, and play. Through EPA Speak Easy Toastmasters she focused on developing communications skills, listening as well as speaking. Through Toast of Richmond, West County Toastmasters, Toastmasters Leadership Club, Healthy Toasts, and Leaders WorldWide, she has completed communication and leadership project that lead to her becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster.
Outside of her clubs, she has served as trainer for club officers during district conferences and makeup trainings, a coach and mentor, an Area Director and Division Director. She holds advanced degrees in Natural Science, Environmental Management, Metaphysics and Divinity. A member of the HeartMath Institute, she holds two certifications as a HeartMath Certified Professional. She consults with nonprofit organizations on board member and program development. She is a motivational and inspirational speaker, and thought leader.
Club Growth Director
Responsible for all aspects of marketing, club-building, and club-retention efforts within the District. This includes defining an overall marketing strategy for the District, developing outreach and retention efforts with existing community and corporate clubs, and penetrating new markets. Additionally, the Club Growth Director supports challenged clubs and helps them to become Distinguished.