2013-2014 Leadership Team

 

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Boston Toastmasters President - Jesse Welty

Jesse Welty

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Although he is a Southern transplant in New England, Jesse spent much of his adult life living in Europe and Asia. In fact, it was in Japan that he first learned about Toastmasters International. Creating positive interaction between people from different cultures is a cause that Jesse cares deeply about. In his work life, he has collaborated with authors, publishers, educational institutions, and nonprofits with similar ideals. Read more

Contact: [email protected]
Contact: [email protected]

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Boston Toastmasters Vice President of Education - Leigh Forbush

Leigh Forbush

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Leigh has been a dedicated Boston Toastmaster member for over 19 months and recently received her CC. She first became involved in Toastmasters to develop her public speaking skills and has particularly enjoyed meeting fellow members and fostering new friendships. Leigh is currently developing her management and informative speech skill set, and is directing the new Boston Toastmasters mentoring program. Read more

Contact: education[email protected]

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Boston Toastmasters Vice President of Membership - Sonu Shrestha

Sonu Shrestha

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Sonu joined Toastmasters to be able to articulate herself well in a professional setting and to develop more confidence to do presentations in front of large audiences. She loves presenting ideas to a group in a simple and effective way. She also enjoys meeting new people from all walks of life. As the VP of Membership, she plans to reach out to members and learn more about them to make them feel comfortable and motivate them to become better speakers. Read more

Contact: [email protected]

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Boston Toastmasters Vice President of Public Relations - Ashley Collins

Ashley Collins

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As many of her fellow toastmasters can relate to, Ashley joined Boston Toastmasters to overcome her fear of public speaking. While she’s always been a very social person, the act of standing in front of a group terrified her. Boston Toastmasters provided an environment where she could be comfortable and find her voice in front of an audience. She is eager to help support and encourage the club, as she was able to (and continues) to grow and develop with the aid of this remarkable organization. As the Vice President of Public Relations, she would like to spread the word about this club, improve the access and provide additional resources for members, and see more members earn their Competent Leader award. Read more

Contact: [email protected]

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Boston Toastmasters Secretary - Edward Kelleher

Edward Kelleher

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Ed is Boston Toastmasters’ former President, former VP of Education, current raconteur and general adviser. He has graciously accepted the role of Secretary this year. He did not write this biography. Anyone who knows Ed would know that he is not the sort of person to refer to himself as ‘gracious’ or otherwise toot his own horn.

Contact: [email protected]

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Boston Toastmasters Sergeant-at-Arms / Immediate Past President - Kiera Miner

Kiera Miner

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Kiera was the 2012-2013 Boston Toastmasters President. When she joined Boston Toastmasters, to foster her skill and confidence in her public speaking abilities, she never expected to be president. She found this experience immensely rewarding. It has always been her dream to speak before and motivate others. Boston Toastmasters allows her a great opportunity to hone her craft in front of an audience while at the same time helping other members to develop as better public speakers. She loves inspiring people to find the confidence and comfort needed to speak in front of an audience. Read more

Contact: [email protected]

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Photo credits: Ashley Collins


View the previous year’s leadership team here.