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Todd Beitelschees, ACS, ALB: EC1 

Todd started his career working with adults with disabilities and then continued with youth aged 3-21 as a school psychologist. His career interests included systems and organizational change, autism, dyslexia, moral development, neuropsychology, and suicide prevention. As a Toastmaster, he has served in every club officer role and recently has taken an active role in District Leadership. He continues to be fascinated by human growth and development and seek to elevate those he meets.

Michael Davis

Michael joined Toastmasters International in 1994 to save his job.

Because of his experiences in our organization, he was transformed from a fearful speaker to a confident and competent communicator.

He is a Certified World Class Speaking Coach, professional speaker and author.
Because of his dedication to the craft, Michael is sought by speakers all over the world.
Michael also works closely with speakers in the Ted X Cincinnati event, and has successfully coached several speakers in Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking annual contest.




Kay Fittes, ACG, CL

Kay Fittes is the founder and CEO of High-Heeled Success, LLC, specializing in training, keynote presentations, and coaching for women. Her registered trademark, High-Heeled Success®, is a system for empowering women to command a competitive edge in the workplace.  A key component for career success is being a commanding presenter, so workshops and coaching on mastering dynamic speaking skills is a significant resource offered by Ms. Fittes.  Having presented to over 100,000 people in close to 3,000 programs, Kay knows what it takes to impact an audience.

Scott Holahan, PMP, ACS, ALS

Scott has held many Engineering, Manufacturing, and Project Management roles in AT&T, Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent, and Nokia. He joined Toastmasters in 2012 to improve his facilitation and confidence with speaking/presenting and leading others. That has been manifested in taking Club and District roles including Club President, VPE, VPPR, and Area Director (of the Year 2017-18 in D40). Scott is currently serving as Division H Director in Columbus.


Mike House, CC


Mike House was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN and has been in Cincinnati, OH for 11 years. He and his wife, Monisha, have two sons - Hezekiah and Jaxson. Mike earned a bachelors from Indiana University and an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has worked in various Finance and Audit capacities over the last 14 years for 4 Fortune 500 companies, which include Walmart, Macy’s, General Electric, and Fifth Third Bank. Lastly, Mike is a Certified Member of the John Maxwell Team..

Christi Hughes, ACB, ALB

Christi currently works at Cincinnati Insurance Company as a Business Analyst in the IT Department. She is married to her best friend, Will, and resides in the Cincinnati area. Her son, Austin, has the pleasure of living in Los Angeles, CA where he is pursuing his holistic health coaching certification. Christi has a true passion for helping others achieve their goals and dreams and is privileged to have the opportunity to impact lives around her.


Sagar Kulkarni ACB, ALB
Sagar has over 20 years of professional experience with two Masters degrees, Executive Program, Research Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT, Stanford, etc. He has served as a guest lecturer at Carnegie Mellon, OSU, etc. Sagar co-founded and sold three successful startup companies. Currently, he works for a Fortune 10 Company. He has presented and hosted several workshops, town hall meetings, and conferences. Sagar has completed the Innovative Planning path in Pathways.

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Terri Lechton, DTM

Terri has been an adventurer most of her life and seeks to motivate others to stretch themselves to reach their dreams through her writing and speaking. In her day job, she teaches Business Strategy, Management and Entrepreneurship while sharing tools and stories from her corporate and personal experiences. She has a Bachelors in Engineering, Masters in Business Administration and Doctorate in Management. Terri has traveled to over 40 countries and 6 continents including completing a half-marathon in Antarctica.

Griffin Lilly Jr.

Cincinnati native Griffin Lilly Jr. found his speaking voice through the educational vehicle of Toastmasters International. Since joining Toastmasters in 2017, he has transformed from a person who people ignored when speaking to an engaging, powerful presenter and speaker who helps people transcend their weaknesses.


Z Newell, CC

Z Newell has been a Toastmaster for several years, has placed in the top three finalists for the International Speech Contest at the District level twice.  This will be his second District 40 Conference Workshop, and he is EXCITED! He will also be at the Author’s table with both of his books to share, including his most recent titled Ignite Your Magnificence.


Dawn Nocera, DTM

Dawn Nocera is a life and success coach to coaches, healers and leaders in the top 1% of their industry. Dawn uses her gifts of intuition and insight into success to help renegade rebels become Maverick Leaders by sharing their wisdom and life experience to activate transformation. Dawn has created over 30 leading edge coaching programs, DVDs, MP3, books, and workshops over the past 12 years and has worked with MTV, world champion speakers, professional athletes, award winning sales teams, and maverick leaders on leading edge. 
Her books include: 7 Keys to Freedom: The Ultimate Guide to Developing the Mind, Manifesting Mindfulness, and Maverick Healership (Oct 2019

Ravi Tenneti, ACB

Ravi Tenneti is a Technologist, Management Consultant, Leadership Speaker, and Coach. He is a member of the John Maxwell team and a certified John Maxwell Leadership Speaker, Trainer, and Coach. He has been actively involved in Toastmasters since 2015 and he is current Central Division Director. Ravi is passionate about Personal Effectiveness and Leadership and releasing his first book in April 2019.

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Jim Vogele, DTM PID  

Sandy Vogele, DTM PID


Kevin Vorheis, DTM

Kevin Vorheis has been a Toastmaster since 1991 while being a member of clubs in 8 different states. He has held many club and district officer roles, including District Governor in 2010-2011. Kevin has been married to Sheila , who is also a DTM , since 2007, and lives in New Richmond Ohio with his wife, 3 cats (LaVerne, Shirley, and Mooch) and 2 dogs (Stella and Maxie). Kevin also has a grown son, Isaac, who lives in Oregon.

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Olive Wagar, DTM

DTM Olive Wagar has been involved with Toastmasters since 2015. She has served as Charter President for Miami County Toastmasters (the only club in Miami County), as well as VP Membership. In addition, she served as Area 5 Director 2016-2017. Olive is the owner of Organized by Olive LLC and uses her communication skills to help overwhelmed people discover the less cluttered side of life. She writes a weekly blog and offers educational and inspirational presentations to community groups, business groups, and faith-based ladies groups

Tammy York, CC

Tammy York is a business owner, best-selling author, award-winning speaker, commissioned artist, mother of two amazing daughters, wife, and servant to one small dog.  She is a seasoned marketing expert with the unique ability to simplify complicated information. York's company, LandShark Communications LLC, has been building websites, creating lead generation systems, and producing content for businesses for over 15 years. She has worked for a variety of companies ranging from software firms to government agencies and plastic to steel bridge manufacturers.

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