Andrew Smith, Esquire and John Maxwell Independent Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker was Installed as Division B Governor for International Toastmasters Clubs, District 83. The Installation of Officers ceremony was held, Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Zeris Inn, 372 Route 46 East, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046.
Smith, a Founding Partner with the John C. Maxwell Team ( http://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/andrewsmith
) has been an active Toastmaster since 1999. Andrew has served in several leadership positions with the Hunterdon Speak Easy Toastmasters Club and Murray Hill Speakers Toastmasters Club, including President of both clubs, leading both clubs to president distinguish. Andrew served as Area Governor where the area achieved president distinguished. He served again as area governor for another area, which achieved select distinguished. He has also served as a multi-term club coach helping three clubs achieve distinguished level status.
As Division B Governor, Smith’s job is to lead and support the division through the supervision and support of the area governors. For Division B to be successful and implement the district goals, he works closely with his team of area governors. To fulfill these goals, as Division B Governor, he will support the area governors assigned to his Division.
“It is an honor to be elected Division B Governor and support members in reaching their communication and leadership goals. I know the Area Governors also considered it an honor to serve”, said Smith.“Together, we look forward to supporting the District, serving members, and enhancing the quality and performance of each club.”
The Area Governors appointed to District 83, Division B are:
Area 21 Stuart Kramer ACB
Area 22 Sharon Tu CC, ALB
Area 23 Dennis Quirk CC
Area 24 Timothy Grubb CL
Area 25 Nella Merritt CC, ALB
Area 26 Stephen Zimmerbaum ATM-S
About Andrew Smith, Esquire:
Andrew’s passion to help others reach their potential and achieve their purpose led him to join the John Maxwell Team. Prior to becoming a Founding Partner with the John C. Maxwell Team, he held leadership positions in corporate, community, and church organizations. Smith’s thirty year background and experience in Engineering, Finance, Business Development, Contract Management, and Information Technology allows him to be very versatile and resourceful in serving clients.
Andrew is an attorney with a general law and mediation practice. His mediation practice assists individuals, groups, and organizations in resolving conflicts and disputes. His practice covers business, civil, employment, technology, and complex commercial matters.
Andrew was nominated by the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM) Board to a three year term as a Director of NJAPM. NJAPM is the state’s largest mediation organization. His term starts in October of this year.
His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance, and a Juris Doctorate.
Additional training includes alternative dispute resolution, compliance and ethics. Having attained Toastmasters International’s highest communication and leadership designation, Smith is a Distinguished Toastmaster. For more information about Andrew Smith or his professional programs and services, please visit http://www.johncmaxwellgroup.com/andrewsmith
About Toastmasters International:
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org