Marshall M. Butler
Marshall Butler, the 2016-17 District Governor for Rotary 6970, began his Rotary experience as President of the Robert E. Lee High School Interact Club. Marshall became a part of the family of Rotary for the second time on May 29, 2002 when he joined the Rotary Club of West Jacksonville.
During Marshall’s term as Governor, Rotary 6970 hosted its first Million Dollar Dinner, had the highest membership net gain in North America, and orchestrated the successful “100 Acts of Good” public image campaign. Marshall participated in the 107-mile Ride to End Polio in Tucson, AZ, which led to Rotary 6970 making the largest District Designated Fund contribution to the End Polio Campaign in the world that year. Rotary 6970 capped the year with over 500 Rotarians traveling from Florida to Atlanta to attend the district conference, dubbed the All Star Conference, featuring RI President John Germ, RI Vice President Jennifer Jones, Rotary General Secretary John Hewko, the first female President of a Rotary club Sylvia Whitlock, plus many others. The All Star Conference was immediately followed by a week of fellowship at the Rotary International Convention.
Marshall is a recipient of the Citation for Meritorious Service from Rotary International. He is also a recipient of the Brent Williams “Spirit of Rotary” Award presented by Rotary District 6970.
Marshall served three years as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator and began his term as Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Rotary Zone 34 on July 1, 2020.
A graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in advertising, Marshall has used technology and marketing to help businesses grow over his 30 year career. He consistently looks for new and different ways to inject innovation into every role he has held.
Marshall and his wife Karen are Major Donors, members of the Paul Harris Society, PolioPlus Society and Bequest Society. They live in Jacksonville, FL and have two daughters, Emily and Maggie.
Kim Walden is happily serving as the Zone 34 ARPIC for Districts 6900, 6910 and 6920. She joined Rotary in 2011 and was awarded Rookie (New Member) of the Year. She has led in many roles for Foundation and Membership, been the Secretary and has been a Club President twice and Rotarian of the Year. Kim supports Rotary at the highest level and is passionate about the EndPolio efforts and Empowering Girls. She supports Zone 33/34 as the Rotary Works Vocational Resource Chair and is also contributing to the Zone 33/34 Zoomformation calls and the Zone 33/34 Impact Summit in Baltimore. You will frequently see Kim’s posts on the Zone 33/34 FB page where she provides the Feed 10 Million updates along with many other great pieces of Rotary news.
Kim also has a full-time (paid) position where she is the Corporate Recruitment Manager for North America’s largest John Deere Dealer Group.
Kim, her Mom and Daughter are avid supporters of the University of Florida where Kim received a BS in Public Relations, is a Distinguished Director for Gator Boosters, Inc. and a member of the John J. Tigert Society. Kim loves to support her community and served as the Chairman for United Way for many years, the YMCA and several other groups. Kim’s favorite home is at the beach with her beloved dogs. She also is a voracious reader, quilter, knitter, jewelry maker and loves to create stained glass pieces.
Alison Charney Hussey has been involved with Rotary since she was 19 years old. Selected as an Ambassadorial Scholar, Alison was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cape Coral in District 6960 and spent time in Melbourne, Australia at the University of Melbourne. Never losing touch with her sponsor, the late PDG Paul Sanborn, she joined as an official member in 1998 after completing law school. Past member of the Rotary Clubs of LaBelle and Cape Coral, Alison is now a member of the Rotary Club of Sanibel-Captiva. She has held many positions at the Club, District and now Zone level of Rotary International. Alison is a Major Donor, Bequest Society Member and hopes to one day participate personally in a National Immunization Day. She is enjoying her role as ARPIC for Zone 34 and does her best to contribute to the extremely talented team.
A self-described “recovering attorney” Alison left the practice of law after 20 years to join the team at the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc. on Sanibel. As Executive Director, she works with the Board of Directors, the Hospital and Visitor Education Staff, the wonderful volunteers and the community in an effort to further CROW’s mission. As co-Chair of District 6960’s new Area of Focus Environment Committee, it is her desire to help Rotarians and the general public embrace their role in protecting our fragile environment.
She earned her law degree from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University and her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. She is also a Supreme Court Certified Circuit and Family Mediator and has helped resolve disputes for more than a decade. Alison is the proud mother of Alex in his senior year at Florida Gulf Coast University.
Michael Walstrom has been a Rotarian since 2014 and is a member of the Rotary Club Boca Raton Downtown. He is a Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society member, Polio Plus Society member, Benefactor, and Major Donor.
Michael served as President of his Rotary Club in 2018-2019 and as District 6930 Governor in 2021-2022. During his years of service, he has been named Rotarian of the Year, and received both Club of the Year and the Governor’s Citation for his club.
Michael takes pride in having led his club to 100% Paul Harris recognition, creating an endowment at his club to fund Global Grants each year, and creating a Young Professional Membership Development program that was featured in both Rotary Voices and Rotary Leader.
During his year as Governor Michael walked the entire length of his District, 185 miles, to raise funds for the Youth & Peace in Action initiative. The Walk for Peace was able to raise the needed funds and engage both Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike. This led Michael to realize the impact public image activities can have on Rotary efforts.
Michael joined the Zone 34 Public Image team as an ARPIC in 2022. He will also serve on the Emerging Leaders training team for the 2022 Zone 33/34 Leadership Summit in Baltimore.
Professionally, Michael is a co-founder of Aequus Partners, an independent financial planning and investment management firm based in Boca Raton, Florida. He lives in Boynton Beach, Florida with his wife, Laura, and their two children, Henry and Daphne.
By trade, Sean Paddy is a consultant…By definition, he is a problem-solver and creator of opportunity.
With a diversified professional background, Sean worked across the USA, UK, Europe and Caribbean for many years building his experience and expertise in developing, managing and delivering milestone programs, projects, products, services and recognition for many of the world’s top governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Taking much of what he has learnt from his experiences at home and around the world, Sean has also committed himself to building better communities and developing new opportunities, not only in his native Trinidad & Tobago, but in as many areas as possible. To this end, Sean has spearheaded many unique entrepreneurial and program ventures over the years across a wide spectrum of fields and forums. Through his leadership and involvement, Sean continues to help generate enhanced arenas and provided new ground for persons to explore and exploit previously unavailable prospects and experiences and to elevate themselves, their skills and their profession to new heights.
As a second-generation Rotarian, Sean was involved in Rotary from an early age and officially became am official member of the Rotary Club of Port of Spain in Trinidad in 2010. He has served and led his club in multiple capacities and has elevated and enhanced many club practices and achievements. Sean has also served on and led several committees within District 7030 since 2015 and is the current District Communications Officer and District Public Image Chair. Within Zone 34, Sean presently serves on several committees and task forces, including Empowering Girls and Rotary Works. He was also appointed Assistant Regional Public Image Coordinator in Zone 34 for 2021 thru 2025.
Sean is committed to supporting Rotary’s #EndPolioNow and PolioPlus Fund efforts and has spearheaded several awareness campaigns and fundraising initiatives in District 7030 such as World’s Greatest Meal and newly chartered PolioPlus Society. He is also an avid advocate for youth training and development and is committed to supporting and enhancing Youth Services in Rotary wherever possible.
Susan Courter is a 17-year Rotarian and Past President of the Rotary Club of West Plains Sunrise, Missouri and Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch, Florida. At the District level she has served as Assistant Governor and Public Image Chair, and as a member of multiple other committees with a focus on enhancing their marketing and communication strategies.
Susan was appointed Zone 34 Rotary Public Image Coordinator (2023-26) after serving as Zone 34 Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for three years. She was in the 2019-20 Emerging Leaders class, and has been recognized by District 6960 and both her current and former clubs as Rotarian of the Year. She is the recipient of the District Rising Star award, District Distinguished Service Above Self award, and the Stephen Garber and Norma Garber awards.
As avid supporter of clean water and sanitation projects, Susan chairs her club’s annual Suncoast Walk for Water which has brought in over $100,000 for global grant projects in Peru. She is a Paul Harris Fellow+8, member of the Paul Harris Society and member of the PolioPlus Society.
Susan is Director of Business Development for R.E. Crawford Construction, where her key role is to establish and maintain partnerships with national retail and restaurant clients. Susan has been married to her husband, Adam, for 17 years and together they have a daughter, Autumn (9), and son, Alex (7). Some of her hobbies include paddle boarding, cooking, gardening, clay shooting, and spending time on Florida’s beautiful beaches. Susan is a third-generation graduate of the University of Florida where she earned a bachelors degree in advertising.