Speakers

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Johrita Solari International Director 2019-2021

 

Johrita Solari, International Director 2019-21 

Rotary Club of Anaheim, California, USA


A Rotarian since 1993, Johrita is currently a proud member of the Rotary Club of Anaheim, California. She served as District Governor for District 5320 in 2010-11 and has been selected to serve as the Rotary International Director for Zones 26/27 (formerly 25/26) for the years 2019-21. 


As District Governor, Johrita held the first District 5320 Million Dollar Dinner for The Rotary Foundation. Under her leadership District 5320 became the second district in the world to become a 100% Paul Harris Club District. 


Johrita is Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Solari Enterprises, Inc., a full-service property management company employing 300 team members who specialize in the management of more than $1B of affordable multifamily housing. She works together with her husband and daughters to create a working environment with a high level of ethics and integrity. She has served in many capacities on community and industry boards. 


Rotary plays an important role in the Solaris’ lives. Johrita, her husband Bruce, and their two daughters, Gianna and Tressa, are all past club presidents and active supporters of The Rotary Foundation. 


Among the many positions Johrita has held in Rotary, she has served as chair for the 2013 Southern California/Nevada PETS, training leader at the 2014 and 2015 International Assemblies, and chaired the 2015 Rotary Institute for Zones 25/26. She is currently a member of Rotary’s Peace Major Gifts Initiative Committee.


Johrita and Bruce are Paul Harris Society Members, Major Donors, and members of the Arch Klumph Society. They live in Villa Park, California, U.S.A.

Suzanne J. Peterson, Ph.D.

  

Suzanne J. Peterson is an Executive Coach Specializing in Leadership Style, Development, and Communication.


Dr. Peterson provides counsel and coaching to senior leaders primarily on Wall Street and other financial services companies. Emphasizing leadership style and credibility, effective communication, and relationship building as building blocks to leadership success, she helps propel her clients towards excellence. Her recent clients include leaders in firms such as Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Piper Jaffray, Fidelity, Prudential, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Societe Generale, USAA, McDonalds, King Street, and Ayco, among others.


Suzanne is a highly sought-after speaker where she shares the CRA message of Admired Leadership®- a viewpoint that emphasizes the behaviors that characterize the world’s most effective leaders. 


Suzanne serves on the faculty of The Thunderbird School of Global Management and prior to joining CRA and entering academia, she worked as a change management consultant. She holds a BA in psychology and an MBA and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Southern California and University of Nebraska respectively. A native of Southern California, she now splits her time between New York and Scottsdale, AZ. 

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Denise Logan

  

Denise Logan is the Chief Inspiration Officer for Chase What Matters 


Denise has spent more than twenty years developing a body of work focused on the intersection of work, money and meaning and how it is reflected in the legacies of today’s leaders.  As the Chief Inspiration Officer at Chase What Matters, Denise is known as the ultimate go-to gal for shifting perspective, jump-starting burned out professionals’ mojo, and restoring meaning to the equation. Deftly guiding more than 900 leaders as they’ve threaded the needle of transition, she brings a tender touch with a fierce blade as she uses stories, exercises and insight to help her clients and audiences transform the unspoken longing that lies within life and leadership and with which leaders are silently grappling. Although she hopes you won’t hold it against her, she spent a dozen years building and leading a DC area law firm, ‘til she ran off in a motorhome (but that’s another story) in search of her own version of “what matters” and became cozy with her own unique answer to the question “What Do You Do?” www.chase-what-matters.com 


Jean Hatfield


Jean Hatfield is A Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and a Teacher of the Deaf.


Jean Hatfield retired as a Teacher of the Deaf from Reno, Nevada in 2008. Jean taught in grades pre-school through 12th grade in 12 schools.  She was sponsored by the Sparks Rotary Club as an Ambassadorial Scholar in 1989 . The Rotary scholarship Jean received allowed her to do research into reading and deafness which earned her a Master’s Degree from Nottingham University in England.   After this education and using the techniques learned, her students broke what is considered a glass ceiling for the deaf , comprehension at a 4th grade level, and achieved high levels of reading.  


One of the most important roles Jean has had was as a grassroots coordinator for the passage of a legislative bill to make the testing of hearing mandatory before a baby leaves the hospital in Nevada.  Nevada moved from 36th to 8th in the nation for children tested at birth for hearing loss in just two years after this bill passed , resulting in the early intervention that is so critical to language development.


After implementing what she learned on the Scholarship she was also chosen "Reading Teacher of the Year" in 1992 by the International Reading Association. She got the  “Best of Education” award  by the Reno Gazette Journal , her local newspaper,  in 2004. In 2009, she received the "Service Above Self" award from Rotary International. Jean has served as the District Literacy Chair for two Rotary Districts where she emphasized one on one reading with children.

Jean has spoken to over 425 conferences for both Rotarians and teachers of the deaf about what she learned as an Ambassadorial Scholar. 


The retirement didn’t stick. She returned to work in 2017 due to a critical shortage of Deaf Educational Specialists and now teaches 7th- 12 graders in Woodland, California.


Jean and her husband, David, live in Rancho Cordova , California. David is past-president of the Rotary Annes :).

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Tom Boylan

Tom Boylan is Zone 25 ARPIC ( Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator).


Tom Boylan has spent more than 35 years building brands for a variety of businesses and organizations, including Rotary. He is the owner and creative director for the Boylan Point Agency, located in Sonoma County, California and founded in 1997, which happens to be the year he joined Rotary.


A past president of the Rotary Club of Windsor, California, he served as a District PR Chair for nine consecutive District Governors. His support and influence continues to direct District 5130’s public image efforts working as a District webmaster and providing training to his successors. 


In 2013, he was recruited to become a member of the Zone 25/26 Rotary Public Image Coordinator team. This was a new program developed to promote Rotary’s rebranding efforts to district leaders throughout Zones 25 and 26. His agency built and maintains the Zone2526.org website and provides creative support and materials used to strengthen Rotary’s image. 


The Boylan Point Agency provides digital and traditional marketing, public relations, and media production for print, television, and radio. Tom’s creative writing skills have been widely published online and in print, including more than 10 years of writing and editing several weekly columns along with award-winning special sections for the New York Times-owned Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California.


Tom is married, has two sons and several grandchildren. He is a considered a community leader, serving on several prominent boards and supports not only Rotary, but a variety of programs associated with education and women’s homelessness issues as well.