Clarisse Kresser, ACG, ALB
District 33 Club Growth Director
Since joining Toastmasters in 2015, I have served in various club officer positions, as Area A-3 Director and is the Immediate Past Division A Director. I am a proud member of three clubs in Division A --- Pro Talk Toastmasters, Eye-Opener Toastmasters, and Special Edition, an advanced club. My current education awards are Advanced Communicator Silver, Advanced Leader Bronze and two Level 1s in Pathways (Strategic Relationships and Effective Coaching). I expect to earn my DTM in August 2019.
As Club Growth Director (CGD), my main focus will be to manage and support the District in building new clubs. A secondary focus will be to support newly formed clubs and struggling clubs in achieving excellence through the Club Mentor and Club Coach programs. Both these areas will involve working collaboratively and strategically with the Division and Area Directors. Together with the entire District Team, as “Leaders of Influence,” we will achieve the District’s mission to “build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.”
I believe that my 25 plus years of professional experience in the non-profit sector strongly aligns with service as CGD --- staff management and training (including mentoring, coaching, and team building); strategic partnership; and program planning, development, implementation and evaluation. Since 2004, I have worked with a non-profit education organization, Project GRAD Los Angeles, where I am currently serving as Vice President and Director of Strategic Partnerships.