As the Program Quality Director of District 56 2017-18 Toastmaster year, I was new to the Trio roles, and I didn't know what I didn't know. I understood the "what" of the job, but not so much the "how" of the job. Having Rob as our Regional Advisor was absolutely amazing. His monthly coaching sessions enabled me to have access to not only his wealth of knowledge, but also to a plethora of available resources that explained the “how” very succinctly. He was a servant leader as he displayed leading in service to the PQDs, and as a result he helped me lead in service to my District. Rob made the year not only productive, but also fun. I look forward to seeing Rob serve the International Organization.
Sheryle H. Warren, DTM
Past District 56 Director, 2018-19
I had a chance to work with Rob when he was Region Advisor in 2018/2019. I believe Rob has a deep understanding of how the organization works and knows the trends across the Regions and Districts. He is curious, listens and asks questions to understand the key issues. This analytical perspective will ensure his contributions and ideas on the Board will be based on facts, on what he is seeing and hearing around the entire organization and will address the root cause of the key issue.
Catherine Secundiak, DTM
Past District 42 Director, 2018-19
I worked closely with Rob in his role as Region Adviser during my District Director year. Several things impressed me during our collaboration: his work ethic, his attention to detail, and his genuine caring about the people around him. During our conversations, his “big picture” perception help me put things into perspective. His passion for Toastmasters was evident in his correspondence. He shared knowledge that was relevant during each phase of our journey. I absolutely endorse Rob Christeson for International Director.
Jennifer Zappone, DTM
Past District 23 Director, 2017-18 & 2019
Rob Christeson stands as a vibrant example of Toastmasters taking a good person and helping them to become a great leader. Over the past nine years, I watched him grow and develop while also growing and developing others. During that time, his view of Toastmasters expanded from club to district to global organization. He thinks, talks, and acts as a global leader should and will represent us well as International Director from Region 4.
Tracy Thomason, DTM
Past International Director, 2017-19
I have worked with Rob for several years as a member of District 22, including when he was serving as Region Advisor in 2017-18. Rob is always willing to share his extensive Toastmasters knowledge and experience to help others. His detail-oriented, analytical approach will be an asset as an International Director.
Clarice Maseberg, DTM
Past District 22 Director 2017-2018
Rob provided outstanding support to our trio because of his extensive knowledge of the governing documents. Further, he provided great insights that helped resolve some delicate interpersonal communication issues. I believe his extensive knowledge, dedication to members, and strong interpersonal skills make him a valuable board member.
Greg Pick, DTM
Past District 25 Director, 2017-18