It's the who's who at the District 6420 Conference! Check out those who are joining us - Impressive!!
IMAGINE...what you'll learn
 Barbara Bartle – Rotary District 5650 Governor.  Barbara recently retired as president of the Lincoln Community Foundation after serving for twelve years.  She has nearly   50 years of experience in fundraising, program development, public engagement, and teaching. Prior to coming to the Lincoln Community Foundation, Barbara was        president of the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools for 18 years.  During the spring of 2022 she traveled to Warsaw, Poland for a life changing experience.
 Jeff Fahrenwald – Vice President of Strategy Realization, SupplyCore.  Jeff is a Rotarian with the Rockford Rotary Club and a former Director of the MBA Program at   Rockford University.  In his current role at SupplyCore, Jeff is responsible for working with the senior leadership team to develop and guide the strategic direction of   SupplyCore Affiliates. 
 Sean Frazier – Vice President and Director of Athletics and Recreation at Northern Illinois University (NIU).  Sean is in his 9th year at the helm of the NIU Department of     Intercollegiate Athletics.  During his tenure Sean has guided the Huskies to historic milestones competitively, academically, and socially; cemented his status as both a   national and community leader on diversity and inclusion; and led successful fundraising efforts that have transformed the student-athlete experience at NIU.
 Lisa Freeman – President, Northern Illinois University.  As NIU’s 13th President, Lisa C. Freeman works to support all aspects of the university's mission, emphasizing   NIU's enduring commitments to promoting the social mobility of students, producing high impact scholarship, and engaging with the region. She has a deep commitment to   equity and inclusion and strives to create a learning environment where students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of backgrounds feel welcome and included.
 Lauren Ives – Physician.  As a family physician, Lauren cares for the entire family and has a special interest in pediatrics, women’s health, and medical dermatology.  Her   entire life’s trajectory was changed by her experience with Rotary Youth Exchange.
Danny Langloss – City Manager, Dixon.  Danny is a 25-year veteran of the City of Dixon, serving 10 years as Police Chief before being promoted to City Manager in 2017.  He is an innovative and progressive leader who specializes in creating high performance cultures and he has worked with community leaders and state organizations to create several innovative programs that are alternatives to the traditional criminal justice system. 
 Pat Merryweather-Arges – Rotary International Director.  Pat is a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Naperville. She has a long list of service in her club, district, zone, and   RI globally.  She has served as the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Zone 28-29 2016 Chair, and Chair of the President’s International Peace Conference held in   Chicago.  As a Rotarian Pat has traveled to about a dozen countries working on Rotary projects and has attended Rotary Day at the United Nations and a Rotary Middle East Peace Conference in Turkey. Her projects include solar ovens, water wells, and medical equipment and missions. 
 Brendan Wilson – Sycamore Rotarian.  Following 25-years of military service as a U.S. Army ranger and paratrooper, Brendan retired as a lieutenant colonel and then   joined NATO where he served as a defense planner and diplomat for the next 15 years.  During the course of his 40 years of work as a soldier and diplomat, he saw service   in war-torn Libya, Ukraine, Kosovo, Bosnia, and Iraq.  In retirement, Brendan has turned his efforts to filmmaking and book writing and he just completed law school.