I am proud to be the 2018-2019 District 31 Finance Manager! I have worked as an accountant for 10+ years in the insurance industry, I am the Financial Secretary for the Knights of Columbus and I am excited to use my talents to support our district. The Finance Manager is the one behind the scenes writing the checks, approving expenses, reporting our financial results, and providing sound fiscal guidance. I promise to be reliable, dependable and organized!
Anna Kaufman joined Toastmasters in 2012 at the office where she worked. An hour away from her desk weekly and an opportunity to build presentation skills was appealing enough that she kept coming back. Even after she left the company, she has stayed a member of the Sun Life Toastmasters Club – her forever home club.
In 2015, three years after joining, Anna earned the Distinguished Toastmaster award, the highest distinction in the Toastmasters educational program. During her time serving as a District Trio member, Anna has enjoyed the challenges and opportunities along the journey. She is excited to continue supporting the team and District 31 members, as well as encouraging others to move forward on their paths in Toastmasters and beyond.
In her life outside Toastmasters, Anna is a comedy student, a motorcycle rider, and a shoe addict.
Stefano McGhee is an Enterprise Cloud Operations Manager working in Information Technology for over twenty years. He is also a Lieutenant Colonel serving as the Director of Communications for the Rhode Island Air National Guard. He has been involved in Toastmasters for close to 15 years and has served as the lead executive for District 31 twice providing rich experience in leading volunteers as part of a non-profit.
Stefano McGhee has been a member of Toastmasters since 2005. In 2005, Stefano’s wife insisted that he attend a membership night at her local club, Network Voice Toastmasters. While he would have preferred to stay at home, he finally gave in to his wife and attended the meeting and has been a member of Toastmasters ever since.
In the Fall of 2011, he earned the Distinguished Toastmaster award along with his wife. The Distinguished Toastmaster Award is the highest award in Toastmasters, awarded for successful completion of many leadership and speaking projects. Stefano is a past District Governor/Director of District 31 Toastmasters and is one of only two people in the District to hold the role twice.
Stefano works in Information Technology and is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Rhode Island Air National Guard.
Toastmasters has helped him achieve many of the great things he enjoys in his professional and military careers. A fun fact that most don’t know about Stefano is that he is currently taking flight lessons and considering a career change into the aviation industry. He enjoys, motorcycling, boating and flying every day he can.
Web Developer, Sales and eCommerce pro. Anita has been creating, repairing and upgrading websites since 1996 so has worked with a wide variety of tools. She enjoys the puzzle of making things work.
When not in front of a computer, she can be found at the local barn with her horse friends, rowing small boats, or out walking.
She is the VP Membership at Central Club 2277, in Worcester, MA.