Rotary International President-Elect
Mark is a member of the law firm of Blackburn, Maloney, and Schuppert LLC in Decatur, Alabama, practicing in the areas of taxation, estate planning, and agricultural law. A Rotarian since 1980, Mark is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Decatur and served as Governor of District 6860 in 1989-90. Mark also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rotary International in 1999-2001 and as the Aide to Jonathan Majiyagbe of Nigeria, the President of Rotary International for 2003-04. Mark was Vice Chairman of the 2004 Council on Legislation, Chairman of the 2010 Council on Legislation, and Parliamentarian and Trainer for the 2016 Council on Legislation. He served as a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in 2004-08 and was the Vice Chairman of the Trustees in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Mark served four terms as Chairman of Rotary International’s Operations Review Committee and was the Chairman of the 2014 Sydney Convention Committee and Vice Chairman of The Rotary Foundation’s Future Vision Committee. Mark will serve as President of Rotary International in 2019-20. He is a recipient of the Citation for Meritorious Service and the Distinguished Service Award presented by the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation.
Mark’s wife, Gay, is an attorney at the same firm and a charter member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Decatur Daybreak, Alabama. Both Mark and Gay are Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors, and Major Donors of The Rotary Foundation and members of its Bequest Society. They have two daughters, one goddaughter, and two grandsons.
December 22, 2017
Dr. Todd Jenkins
Founder and CEO of Bowtie Leadership and Development, Inc
Dr. Todd C. Jenkins, Jr. was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a proud alumnus of The University of South Carolina where he graduated with high honors and received two undergraduate degrees, his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He earned his Master of Science from Illinois State University, and PH.D from University of Arkansas. Throughout his undergraduate and professional career, Dr. Jenkins has served in various leadership roles and on multiple boards within higher education as well as in his community, both locally and internationally. He is a proud rotary member of Rotary Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas and District 6110, he serves on the Board of Directors, Rotaract Sponsor, Youth Services Chair, Youth Exchange Club YEO, and currently serves as the youngest Youth Exchange Officer in Rotary International throughout the world.
Additionally, Dr. Jenkins is the Founder and CEO of Bowtie Leadership and Development, Inc., a leadership management and personal development training firm with a focus in bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance. His firm has worked several clients 1:1, non-profits, small businesses, and large corporations such as WalMart Inc., Coca-Cola Inc, Tyson Foods, Inc., IBM, and many more. He has spoken to large crowds over 30, 000 people in Korea, Brazil, Japan, and USA. Today he is known as Dr. “Bowtie Todd”, a trainer, consultant, motivational speaker, life coach, and conversationalist.
Dr. Jenkins explores his strong passions through research in leadership training and development for individuals and organizations, youth services and development, and intercultural conversations. In particular Dr. Jenkins’s doctoral dissertation focuses on Management, Leadership, Supervision, and Retention as it relates to the Minority Professionals. Outside of work, he is active in his community, an international traveler, and spends his time enjoying his family, Rotarians, and friends. He lives by his bowtie philosophy “Engage, Unravel, and Connect to better one’s self, so that you can be a gift unto this world”.