WHY ELMER HILL FOR INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR?
Building and leading high performance, diverse and multicultural teams started with my corporate experience at IBM. I have traveled to and worked with teams in Canada, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, England and the United States creating a culture of inclusion and teamwork which was a key to project success.
Skills I will bring as a board member would be critical thinking, staying calm under pressure and crisis management.
Highlights of my Toastmasters District leadership experience include the honor of guiding one of the largest districts in Toastmasters through district reformation.
As owner of a technology company, I now work with other business executives to create strategic information technology plans. This includes areas such as information security, asset security, business continuity, and employee information policy.
With a focus on the Toastmasters brand, the role as Club Growth Director gave me an opportunity to improve the guest experience at clubs. I created and implemented a district-wide Guest Welcome Packet program. I developed policies and procedures for clubs on becoming part of the Guest Welcome Kit program and the support the district would provide to support clubs who participated.
As a Division Director, I saw an opportunity to greatly improve the member experience at district events. I stepped up to the challenge and developed a complete set of policies, procedures and training to provide professional level audio / visual programming at district events. The result was a superior member experience at events and a significant expense reduction from hiring contractors.