President Elect Facilitators

PDG Duce Minor

Duce Minor is a member of the La Paz County Board of Supervisors.  Duce is a leader who believes in serving his community.  After holding two public offices from 1985 - 1992 and serving as president of two statewide organizations, Duce helped form the private non-profit corporation, the Parker Area Alliance for Community Empowerment (PAACE). 


He served 22 years as the Executive Director of PAACE and became a leader in the field of Substance Abuse Prevention in Arizona. In 2016 Duce responded to a need he saw to move La Paz County in a new direction… he ran for office and was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Supervisors.


A member of the Parker Rotary Club since 1992, Duce served as Club President 1998-99 and 2008-09.  Duce served as District Governor for District 5490 2013-14 and served as Chair of the Arizona Tri-District PETS Committee in 2017.  


Duce and his wife Tammy have been married 37 years, have four adult children and are Grandma and Grandpa to 11 boys and 2 girls.

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PDG Tonya Watson

Tonya L. Watson, Ph.D. grew up in the Deep South, in a very rural area of Georgia.  In the year 2000, she moved cross-country to Flagstaff, Arizona and remains enchanted with this wonderful, varied state.   She values education, having earned four college degrees, and has taught university-level courses as an adjunct instructor for the last 22 years.  Her primary occupation is as a residential real estate investor.


Tonya firmly believes in community service.  She has held key leadership roles for numerous organizations, such as the AZ Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging, City of Flagstaff Airport Commission, and on several boards of directors, such as Flagstaff Leadership Program, Civil Air Patrol, and NAU Senior Volunteer Programs, just to name a few.  She is a proud Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Fellow. 


She is an FAA-licensed private pilot who likes to fly just for fun.  In addition to reading and hiking, her favorite pastime is travel.  She has visited all 50 U.S. states, and 59 countries on 6 continents (and yes, she plans to get to Antarctica before it melts!).


Tonya is extremely proud to be a Rotarian since 2002.  Before becoming District 5510’s last DG in 2016-17, she served in multiple roles, such as AG, GSE Team Leader to Bangladesh, 

GETS/GNATS Faculty, and is active in her home club, Flagstaff Rotary Club (President, 2008-09).  As a direct result of her GSE experience, she authored a Global Grant completed with her Rotary partners in northern AZ and Bangladesh.  She is a Sustaining Member, a Bequest Society Member, and a Major Donor.  


Tonya has been privileged to see the tremendous impact Rotary has throughout the world and is humbled and honored to be a leader in such a powerful, life-changing organization. 

PDG Lucinda General

Lucinda General is currently the 2019-22 Rotary Coordinator for Zone 26. Since becoming a Rotarian in 1990 in the Rotary Club of Hartford, continuing in the Rotary Club of Rohrmoser Costa Rica and into her current Rotary Club of Mesa West, AZ, Lucinda continually takes action and engages in service. She has held many club offices, served multiple terms as District conference chair, Group Study Exchange chair and Arizona Tri-District PETS chair. Lucinda enjoys using her acquired experience from four zones, three districts and business to support Rotary.
 

Growing Rotary is a core concept in today’s world The talented Rotary Coordinator team in Zone 26-27 all work enthusiastically  to support the lines of district governors, all district chairmen and club leaders to improve all aspects of Rotary. 


Lucinda enjoys focusing on the Avenue of Club Service having served as delegate to the 2010 and 2016 Councils on Legislation, Zone 25-26 treasurer, chair of the Multi-District PETS Alliance, co-chair in the District 5490-5510 merger and as a representative of three Rotary presidents


Lucinda is the owner of owned Simplified Expansions, a small business bookkeeping and management company since 1999. Wayne, a neuropsychologist, is also a member of Rotary Club of Mesa West. They are Major Donors, Bequest Society and Paul Harris Society members. When there is time for leisure, Wayne is shooting photos, Lucinda is scuba diving, or they are hosting a dinner party. They reside in Phoenix, with Bella the world’s softest Cocker Spaniel.

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Kevin Pitts

  

Kevin Pitts is past president of the Rotary Club of Prescott 2007-2008. He joined the club in 2005 and has been an active member since, both at the club and district levels. 


His experience living in Mexico gives him ties to that country and he has followed that passion serving as international service chair for his club and as the co-chair of the Mexico USA Friendship Conference and Global Grants Exchange. 


He also has an interest and background in teaching and has served as the District Rotary Leadership Institute coordinator, as well as a PETS facilitator. He is currently serving as an Assistant District Governor in the Prescott area. 


Kevin is a financial advisor and partner at Stratos Wealth Partners and in his spare time can be found in the wild, fishing and hunting, often with his three sons.

Tony Cerato

March of 2020 will mark Tony’s 30th year in Rotary.  He is currently a member of the Phoenix Rotary 100 Rotary Club. 


He has been a Club President, and a Group Rep two times (now called Assistant Governors). Tony has been the Foundation Chair for all four Rotary Clubs he has been a member of (Newbury Park RC in Thousand Oaks, CA, Green Bay RC in Green Bay, WI, Colorado Springs RC in Colorado Springs, CO, and Phoenix Rotary 100). 


In addition to being involved on many other Club and District committees throughout his Rotary career, in 2013-14 Tony was named D5470 Rotarian of the Year in Colorado. 


Tony has spoken extensively on The Rotary Foundation, and is currently the D5495 Peace Fellowship Committee Chair.


Tony and his wife Marcelline, are Major Donors, and their 4 sons are all Paul Harris Fellows. 

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President Nominee Facilitators

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PDG Charlie Tegarden

  

Charlie is past president and member of the Kingman Rt 66 Rotary club, Arizona, in D5495. He also served as District Secretary, District Trainer, District Governor (2008-09), RYLA Facilitator, District Rotary Foundation Chair (2009-12), Arizona Multi-District PETS Chair (2012), Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator (2013),  Zone Institute Training Chair (2016), RI President’s Representative, and featured speaker at many Rotary conferences. 


As GETS Training leader (2014-16), Charlie led the training for nearly 100 District Governors from 14 states. While District Governor, Charlie initiated the first ever Group Study Exchange where all team members and team leaders were wheelchair users, breaking new ground for inclusion of persons with physical limitations on Vocational Training Teams worldwide. 


In 2011, Charlie was awarded Rotary International’s highest honor, the Rotary Service Above Self Award. He is also a recipient of The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. 


Charlie is an electrical engineer by vocation and currently works in the automotive industry. Charlie and wife Anne have 2 sons plus have hosted 4 Youth Exchange students. In their rare spare time, they enjoy hiking, skiing, and cycling.

Angel Aguirre

Angel credits her membership into Rotary to persistence and "out of the box" thinking.
 

Angel has held a number of positions in her Rotary career. She is a past-president of the Peoria Rotary Club. Currently, she is the President for her new club Glendale West. She has served as a club secretary, public image chair, membership chair, service project chair as well as a member for any number of club committees. 

 

She uses her passion to help at the District level. She has been an Assistant District Governor, Club Visioning Facilitator and Chair, PETS and RLI facilitator, Leadership Development and Education Chair, as well as serving on the Membership, CLA and PETS committee. 

 

She is married and the mother of two girls. 

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DGN Bret McKeand

Bret has been a Rotarian since 2007. He first joined Rotary as a member of the Sun City West Rotary Club, and is currently a member of the Peoria North Rotary Club. He will serve as the Arizona District 5495 Governor in 2021-22.


As a Rotarian, he has served as his club’s treasurer, youth chair and president. He has served as an Assistant Governor for the district and has participated in a Micro-Lending trip to Mexico, the USA-Mexico Friendship Conference, served as a moderator at RYLA and attended the international convention in Atlanta and Toronto, as well as the past two Zone Institutes.


A lifelong journalist and newspaper publisher, Bret spent his entire Arizona career with Independent Newsmedia Inc. USA, a community newspaper group that publishes weekly and daily newspapers throughout the Valley and operates a commercial printing plant. 


He began his career in the West Valley as a reporter for the Sun City Independent in 1983. He became editor in 1985 and editor and publisher in 1987. He retired as president of the company’s Arizona operations last year, but continues to work part-time with the company on special projects and community relations.


He is past president of the Sun Cities Area Historical Society and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. In 2010 he authored a book on the history of Sun City, with all proceeds benefiting the historical society.


He’s also a past president of the Arizona Newspapers Association, Northwest Valley Chamber of Commerce, Peoria Diamond Club and Sun City Community Fund.


He is married and the father of two. He lives in Peoria, Arizona.

PDG Art Harrington

 

Art Harrington is a retired pastor with the Christian Churches who continues to serve as a leadership development consultant to churches, non-profit organizations, schools and businesses. His four earned degrees include a doctorate in Administration, with a specialty in leadership development. He is the author of What the Bible Says About Leadership, College Press, 1985, which sold out two editions, and is currently out of print. Art’s leadership training materials particularly emphasize the principles of working successfully with volunteers — reflecting a lifetime of education and experience focusing on this servant-style leadership. From 1982-1988 Art was charged with the development of the facilities and the program for United Christian Youth Camp (UCYC) in Prescott.


Art and his wife Sharon own Harrington Financial Services PC, a tax, accounting and financial services firm now located in Prescott. Sharon has an extensive background in taxes and accounting, with a Masters degree in Accounting and Business Law. Art is an Enrolled Agent with the U.S. Treasury Department. He is also licensed as a Registered Representative with Securities America and as a Financial Advisor with Cooper McManus.


Art has been a Rotarian since 1963, and Sharon since 1988, with both functioning in many different leadership capacities. Art has served as a District Governor, GSE Team Leader to India, International Training Leader and Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator. He currently is the District Interact Chair, and he continues to be an instructor for the Arizona Rotary Leadership Academy and the Rotary Leadership Institute. He is a Rotarian Advisor to several Interact clubs, and to the Interact District Council. Art has received the Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Rotary International’s highest honor, the Service Above Self Award. Art and Sharon are members of the Prescott Sunup Rotary Club.

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PDG Jeanie Morgan

 Jeanie Morgan is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Mesa West. She has been a Rotarian since December, 1994, when she joined the London Bridge Rotary Club. While in Lake Havasu, she served a few terms as Treasurer, was Club President in 1999-2000. Jeanie first got involved with Rotary beyond the club level when she served as Registrar for RYLA at Camp Pinerock.

 

Jeanie enjoyed the international understanding many of Rotary’s programs promote and got involved in hosting inbound youth exchange students and GSE teams. In the spring of 2005, she led an outbound team to District 4180 in Mexico. She served on District Bylaws, Nominating, Simplified Grants and Finance Committees for District 5490. She was honored to serve as District Governor of that district in 2009-10. 


After serving as District Governor, Jeanie had to take some time off from positions in Rotary that involved travel as family caregiver responsibilities became her priority. Consequently, she did not take the route of many PDG’s of serving at the Zone or International Level. After losing her husband in November, 2017, Jeanie again has time to find ways to help effect positive change through Rotary-related service. She has served on the Finance Committee of the combined District 5495 and is currently serving as District Treasurer. She joined The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona board in February, 2018. 


Jeanie has retired from two careers – the first retirement was in 2006 from the banking and financial services industry. The second was from a small health-related non-profit in Lake Havasu. She now lives in Chandler and is a member of the Mesa West Rotary Club.