Rotary International Director 2019-21
Floyd Lancia was invited to join Rotary while serving as Superintendent of Schools in Van Buren, Maine. While a member of the Van Buren Rotary Club he served in various positions including club president.
With a career change, and a move to Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was invited to join the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club. While a member, Floyd served on the board, committees and as president.
At the district level Floyd served in various capacities as well as District Governor in 2009-10. In his continued district level service, he continues to serve on numerous boards and committees.
At the Zone 30 level Floyd has served as Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Endowment Major Gift Advisor, governor trainer for three institutes and on three institute executive committees as well as training leader at two International Assemblies. Floyd is now serving as Endowment Major Gift Advisor and will assume the role of Rotary International Director for zones 30-31 on July 1, 2019. Floyd is the recipient of Rotary International Service Above Self Award, the Rotary Foundation’s Meritorious Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award.
At the International level Floyd attended eight international conventions. He spearheaded Matching Grants for water projects in Mexico, eye surgical equipment in Nicaragua, nursing home equipment, childcare equipment, a bloodmobile, cleft palate surgical equipment in Brazil, school equipment in India, and library material in Kenya. His visits to Sierra Leone for water well dedications and the Polio National Immunization Day in India are two of the six international missions that were most moving.
Floyd and his wife Betty Lou have three grown children and six grandchildren and serve the community by supporting various non-profit organizations and share the passion of the work being done through The Rotary Foundation by being Arch Klumph and Bequest Society Members.
Rotary International General Manager & Chief Strategy Officer
Tom Thorfinnson and his team work with Rotary staff and members to develop and implement organization-wide strategy and set and measure goals. The team provides research, evaluation, business information, and project management, and encourages creative thinking and innovation.
Thorfinnson graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, with a degree in mathematics and economics. He also has a law degree from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A Rotarian since 1980, Thorfinnson has served Rotary as a director and a Foundation trustee and vice chair. He is a Level 2 Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation