Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Jenkins known as “Dr. Bowtie Todd” Mar 06, 2020
Founder of Bowtie Leadership & Development

CEO and Founder of Bowtie Development

, is the founder of Bowtie Leadership & Development, a company dedicated to bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance. He serves as a trainer, consultant, motivational speaker, life coach, and conversationalist.

Dr. Jenkins is a certified Leadership Management International Facilitator, Coach, and Speaker with more than 10 years of training and development, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion work experience. He has worked with several clients, 1:1, small and large businesses and organizations throughout the world such as Korea, Taiwan, Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. He has spoken to crowds as large as 30, 000 and trains groups inside fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and various non-profits. He spends his life dedicated to helping others see their greatness through education, exposure, and best practices. His inspiration, energy, and motivation have been said to move mountains. 

Dr. Jenkins was born and raised in the inner city of Columbia, SC. The eldest of thirteen siblings and a first-generation college student, he is a proud alumnus of The University of South Carolina where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his B.S. in Psychology and B.A. Sociology. He earned his Master of Science from Illinois State University and Doctorate 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, professional organizations, non-profits and business in his community, both locally and internationally.

Dr. Jenkins continues to explore his strong passions through research and practices in leadership training and development for individuals and organizations, youth services and development, and intercultural conversations. In particular Todd’s doctoral dissertation focuses on Management, Leadership, Supervision, and Retention as it relates to the Minority and Millennium Professionals. Outside of work, he is active in his community, an international traveler, and spends his time enjoying family and friends.

Tom Thorfinnson Mar 06, 2020
Rotary International General Manager & Chief Strategy Officer

Rotary International General Manager & Chief Strategy Officer
Tom Thorfinnson joined Rotary in 1980 and has served Rotary in various capacities including as a member of the Eden Prairie Noon Rotary club; District 5950 Governor; Vice President and Director of Rotary International; Vice Chair and Trustee of The Rotary Foundation; and Chair of the TRF Programs Committee, the TRF Water and Sanitation Major Gifts Initiative, the Steering Committee of the RI/USAID International H2O Collaboration; and Polio Eradication National Advisor.  In October 2016, Tom stepped down from his positions on TRF and assumed the role of Chief Strategy Officer for Rotary International. 
Tom graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield Minnesota, majoring in mathematics and economics and received his law degree from Marquette Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He has served on the board of directors of over 25 for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, including 17 years as a director for First Minnetonka City Bank.
Floyd Lancia Mar 06, 2020
Rotary International Director
Rotary International Director

Floyd Lancia began his professional life in education as a secondary school teacher and band director and later as a school superintendent in Van Buren, Maine. The second part of his career was spent on his real estate development and construction business. He has served on the boards of several organizations, including the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society.
 
He first joined Rotary in 1970 as a member of the Van Buren Rotary Club where he served in various positions including club president. With a career change, and a move to Fort Wayne, he was invited to join the Anthony Wayne Rotary Club. There, he served on the board, committees and as president. He has been a member of his current club since 1992. He has spearheaded Rotary Foundation grant projects that have provided free eye surgeries in Nicaragua and clean water for communities in Mexico, among many others.
 
At the district level Floyd served in various capacities and as District Governor in 2009-10. At the Zone level he has served as Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Endowment Major Gift Advisor, trainer for three institutes and on three institute executive committees. He’s attended nine International Conventions, served as training leader at two International Assemblies, as RI president’s representative five times and as training leader at the International Assembly. He’s spearheaded other Matching Grants for nursing home equipment, childcare equipment, a bloodmobile, cleft palate surgical equipment in Brazil, school equipment in India, and library material in Kenya.
 
Floyd is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award, and the RI Service Above Self Award. He and his wife Betty Lou have three grown children and six grandchildren and are members of the Arch Klumph Society, the Bequest Society and sponsors of Rotary Peace Fellows.