District Leadership
Optimist International is divided into geographically-connected regions called Districts. Each District has a Governor, an Optimist volunteer who handles all District administration. To contact a District Governor in your area, click here.


2018-2019 District Governors

Alabama - Mississippi
Alfred G Adams Jr

Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming
Marilyn Bushell

Arizona
Rod Salmi

Atlantic Central
Don Hickman

California South
William E Parry

Capital - Virginia
Thomas D Wagstaff

Caribbean
Winsome Halliman

Central Ontario
Jennifer Krizel

Colorado - Wyoming
Terri Kearney

Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota
Carmen Bakken

East Missouri
Liz Christman

Eastern Ontario
Sylvie Couturier

GATEway
C. Albert Still

Illinois
William J Wagner

Indiana North
Becky Mahoney

Indiana South
William A Cherolis

Iowa
Sharon E Nakato

Kansas
Gary L McVey

Kentucky - West Virginia
Elizabeth E Kerns

Louisiana
Leslie Lowery

Maryland - South Delaware
Michael Defiore

Michigan
Debra J Berry

Midwestern Ontario
Darcy Walsh

Nebraska
Sandra C Allen

New Mexico - West Texas
John L Cowart

New York - New England
Pauline A Leacock

North Carolina East
Angela Iwaniuk

North Carolina West
Betty Parker

North Florida
Karen Watson

North Texas
Jim Sanders

Ohio
Jennifer R Kendo

Oklahoma
Don D Crall Jr

Pacific Central
Raymond Pezonella

Pacific Northwest
Edward Solorzano

Pacific Southeast
Sarah Martinez

Pacific Southwest
Alma Olmos

Quebec Central
Diane Lépine

Quebec East - Acadie
Jeannot Poitras

Quebec East - North Shore
Jean-Louis Deschamps

Quebec South
Véronique Bergeron

Quebec West
Nicole Geoffroy

South Carolina
Lola Cumbo

South Florida
Brian Hoadley

South Texas
William T Palmer

Southern Wisconsin
Maxine A Lane

Southwestern Ontario
Bob Jackson

TennArk
Sandy G Lasater

West Missouri
Rodwin L McLaughlin

Wisconsin North - Upper Michigan
Ann Sheahan