International Board of Directors

Civitan International is governed by a group of elected Civitans made up of 10 members from across the United States, with guidance from clubs in at large countries like Canada, Germany, South Korea. The board meets at minimum three times a year to address strategic planning, policy creation and revision, and other matters.  Please feel free to reach out to your respective board member with any questions or concerns.

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International President: Dee Hutsler

Dee Hutsler was elected as the 2022-2023 International President-Elect at the 2022 Civitan International Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Dee joined Civitan in 1994. He has served as Club President of two Clubs receiving the Distinguished Club President Award both times. He is a past Distinguished Governor of the Alabama Central District and has received honor keys from his club, his district, and the International Honor Key. Dee served as International Senior Director in 2013-2014. He is a Master Club builder and has helped build over 9 Civitan Clubs and one Junior Civitan Club. He has sponsored over 80 people into Civitan. Most recently, Dee helped build the new Lake Martin Civitan Club. He is also a past Civitan of the Year for his District. Dee is married to fellow Civitan Paula Tate Hutsler and they have one daughter and two grandchildren. Professionally, Dee is a lawyer and has practiced in Birmingham, Alabama for 38 years. He has donated his time helping many Civitan clubs in his District to incorporate and keep in compliance with Civitan Bylaws. In his spare time, Dee fiddles with his 1972 Corvette, sings karaoke and makes homemade ice cream.

International President-Elect: Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan was elected as the 2023-2024 International President-Elect at the 2023 Civitan International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. Michael became a Civitan in 2010 and quickly became involved in his local Civitan club. He is a recipient of the Appalachian District Honor Key, Volunteer ACTION Civitan of the Year and Civitan International Junior Civitan Fellow Award. He is a member of the Volunteer ACTION Civitan Club, where he has held numerous offices including treasurer, president and president-elect. He has also most recently served on the Civitan International Board of Directors. As Civitan’s president-elect, he is encouraging members to embrace the things that have made Civitan what it is today such as living the creed as members, providing service to those in need, learning from each other along the way and enjoying some fellowship with each other and those we serve.  Michael shares he will listen to all of the thoughts, concerns, and solutions to challenges from members to ensure the organization best serves those who need assistance. Michael is self-employed and married to Civitan Past International President Kendyl Massey. Michael and Kendyl love to travel in their pastime.

International Immediate Past President: Jo Ann O’Toole

Jo Ann O’Toole was elected as the 2021-2022 International President-Elect at the 2021 International Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. Jo Ann began her Civitan journey in 2000, when she was invited to “speak to a few people” about a possible fundraiser for the Frederick Civitan Club. The club supported her idea, and her passion for Civitan was ignited. Since that time, Jo Ann has served both the Frederick club and Chesapeake district and Civitan International faithfully through experiences including distinguished club president, distinguished governor, certified club builder, International Director Region 4, Civitan International Governance Documents Committee, and host coordinator of two Civitan International conventions (Civitan and Junior Civitan). Jo Ann has received honors and awards including a Civitan International Honor Key, Chesapeake District Fellow and Chesapeake District Honor Key. She is married to the Civitan who invited her to speak at that first meeting, and is a proud mother and grandmother. Professionally, Jo Ann works as the Executive Secretary for the Office of Special Education for her local school system.

Region One Senior Director
Joel Hallman
Hollywood, Alabama

Region Two Director

Bill Tolleson
West Columbia, South Carolina

Region Three Director

Chuck Bowman
Salisbury, North Carolina

Region Four Director

Carmen Gorby
Glen Burnie, Maryland

Region Six Director
Patti Belote
Adrian, Michigan

Region Seven Director
Grace Farmer
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Region Eight Director

Lynda Wheeler
Scottsdale, Arizona

Junior Civitan International President
Jeshua Espiritu

Executive Vice President
Mark Eisinger
Martinsburg, West Virginia