Jean Ramsey joined Toastmasters in 2008, as a charter member of the iChatters club in Austin, hoping to conquer a fear of public speaking.
She was thrilled to start practicing better communication, but was really surprised at the value of the leadership development opportunities within the Toastmasters education program.
With the help of some truly great mentors, Jean embraced the leadership track early in her Toastmasters career, serving as a club officer, New Club mentor, TLI chair, and District Conference registration and education chairs. She built the skills and confidence to take on both Area and Division Governor roles, and earned her Distinguished Toastmaster award in 2014.
This year Jean is embracing the challenge as Club Growth Director for District 55. She’s looking forward to building new clubs, keeping our existing clubs healthy and strong, and sharing the value of Toastmasters with our District and beyond.