DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2016-17
Mike Kelly is a member of the Rotary Club of Mason Deerfield and has been since 1998. He served as President in 2010 2011. In addition to other club leadership roles, he served as Vice Chair of the club Foundation. At the district level, he has served as an Assistant Governor and on various committees. Mike is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. One of his Rotary moments involves traveling to Nicaragua as a member of a club humanitarian project team. Mike is passionate about personal and organizational leadership and the importance of education in alleviating poverty.
Mike is a talented and performance-focused leader with over 25 years of experience in diverse industries and functions. He has a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in the areas of operations, human resources, finance, sales and project management. Currently, Mike serves as a Vice President with Macy’s Inc. Mike leads the learning and development function for the Credit and Customer Services business unit of Macy’s. In addition to his role with Macy’s, Mike owns and operates a private consulting and coaching firm, Right Path Enterprises.
In addition to his executive career and his work with Rotary, Mike participates on a few community related boards of directors. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees and as a member of the Campaign Steering Committee for his alma mater, Mars Hill University. Mike was recently recognized as Mars Hill’s 2014 Alumnus of the Year. He also serves as a board member for the Music Festival Association of Cincinnati, which sponsors May Festival, one of the oldest and most prestigious choral festivals in the Western Hemisphere. Additionally, he recently concluded a six-year board and executive committee term with the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board.
Mike obtained his Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Administration from Mars Hill University and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University, where he was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student.
Mike and his wife, Melinda, have been married for 28 years. They are native South Carolinians, who have been residents of Mason, OH since 1997. They have two children. Mike and Melinda enjoy serving their community, listening to music, reading, exercising, investing and traveling to new and exciting places.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2017-18
Marcus “Mark” Mabelitini is a member of the Sidney Rotary Club, Past President of the Tipp City Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and served four years as an Assistant Governor. He joined Rotary because his employer wanted him to join, and he stays because he loves being a Rotarian. As a Club member, he has been involved with the Four Way Speech Contest, numerous service projects, and chaperoned at RYLA. As Assistant Governor, he especially enjoyed the fellowship with Rotarians at the 9 different clubs for which he was responsible over the years, and also enjoyed working at the various service projects and fundraisers of those clubs.
After 20 years as a manager and administrator of public libraries, he is now the owner and recreational/personal chef for At Home Bistro. Cooking has always been his passion, and now he gets to follow his passion as a career. He is married to Aliana Mabelitini (President 2016-17 of the Sidney Rotary Club) and has a son and three stepchildren.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2018-19
Arne Almquist was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in Buffalo, New York. He graduated from the University at Buffalo with three degrees in music performance. He and his wife, Sharon, then moved to Denton, Texas, where both worked at the University of North Texas for 18 years, from which he also earned a second Masters and Ph.D. in information science. At UNT, he developed his second career, in IT, and then moved to his current profession, academic library administration. He currently serves as Associate Provost and Dean of the University Library at Northern Kentucky University. Arne is a member of the Cincinnati Rotary Club, where he served as President during the club’s centennial year. Both Arne and his wife are Paul Harris Fellows Plus One. Arne serves on the boards of Cincinnati’s Books by the Banks festival and two statewide library councils. Arne and Sharon have two daughters, Inga (19) and Erica (17). He enjoys reading, classical music, wine, bicycling, and heavy-duty home improvement projects.