The Rotary Spokane Club 21 Nominations Committee has been busy working this fall to select the proposed slate of Nominees for the 2021 – 2022 Vice President and Four Directors positions.
The Nominees for your consideration are –
Vice President –
Rod Price
Directors –
Cindy Guthrie
Brian Newberry
Mark London
David Powers
Below are the personal Bios for each of these talented and dedicated members. 
Please save the date - Thursday, December 3rd – Rotary Club 21 Annual Meeting to Ratify the Nominees. 
The Nominations Committee is grateful for the willingness of these members to serve and share their talents and leadership gifts to lead Rotary Club 21.   
My thanks also to the Rotary Nominations Committee for their work and guidance during this process.
The Bio’s for the Nominee’s

Vice President: Mr. Rod Price

While not born in Washington, Rod Price was raised in the Inland NW since age 4.  Rod has been married to his wife Lisa for 34 years, and has 3 grown sons; Adam, Zach, and Matt. 
Rod spent 6 years in the Marine Corps, and then 20 years in the banking and lending industry.  He then made the move to training and performance improvement working as Valley Hospital’s Lean Manager in the emergency department and general patient care operations.  Rod has spent the last 9 years at Avista Utilities and is the Manager of Avista’s Real Estate department.
Rod has served his community as a Cub and Boy Scout leader for over 20 years, sits on the Board of Trustees for the Spokane Jazz Society, and is finishing up a 6-year term on the board of the Inland NW Land Conservancy.
Rod started his Rotary journey with the Deer Park Rotary Club in the ’90s and has been a member of Club 21 since January 2016.  Rod started Club 21’s first Interact group as a hybrid Rotary and Scouting program that combined the best of both organizations.  Rod has served on our club’s membership committee since joining, and as co-chair for 2 years.  He’s also served on the Partners for Work Committee, and recently joined the Veteran’s Services Committee.  Rod is in his second year as a director for the Board of Club 21 and is a 3 time Paul Harris Fellow. 
I am extremely optimistic and excited about the future of Club 21, and the opportunities to serve our community in a time of change, challenges, and regional growth with our 100 plus years of leadership experience applying the 4 Way Test to everything we do.

Board of Directors: Ms. Cindy Guthrie

Cindy Guthrie joined Rotary Club 21 in 2014. She is a Paul Harris recipient and is currently on the Civic Affairs Committee, International Services committee as well as the Disabilities committee. She has co-chaired Kidfest and served on the Marketing Committee as well. Cindy is the Director of Community Partnerships and Development for the Wishing Star Foundation.
Her passion for giving back started when she traveled to Africa and met with fellow Rotarians in Nairobi to help connect our two clubs. Now she spends her days serving medically fragile children who are terminally ill or battling a life-threatening illness. She recently worked with several rotary clubs on the Westside to procure funding for a 6-year-old boy named Levi who had a wish for a special wheelchair that now allows him to enjoy the great outdoors!
“Rotary has changed my life and I am so very grateful for my Rotary family, SERVICE ABOVE SELF is the key to happiness!”

Board of Directors: Mr. Mark London

Mark comes to Spokane with a background in Marketing, Advertising, Sales and Set Design
Mark got his entrepreneurial spirit from his father. Mark has always enjoyed the role of helping businesses to build brands and messaging through effective marketing. He enjoys the art of Public Relations and Video production. As such, mark brings people together with ideas, technologies, and creativity. He finds meaning in the art of sales and relationship building and is an enthusiastic member of our community. He received his degree in Communications and Marketing from the University of Oregon, Go Ducks. He has been an employee and entrepreneur and foster father to two kids. The role of a foster father was the biggest challenge in his life. Mark enjoys people and life.
Thanks again to these dedicated volunteers for their time and commitment to the mission of Rotary Club 21 and to demonstrate their belief of “Service Above Self!”

Board of Directors: Mr. Brian Newberry

Brian Newberry is the CEO of Girl Scouts, Eastern Washington, and Northern Idaho.  Our council serves an area comprised of 19 counties in central and eastern Washington and 10 counties in northern Idaho for a total of 29 counties covering 65,000 square miles.  We energetically serve approximately 3,500 girls in kindergarten through 12th grade with the help of 2,000 dedicated adult volunteers and an expert staff of 35. We are the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.   Prior to his CEO appointment, Brian led as Executive Director another outstanding leadership organization in the region, Leadership Spokane, founded in 1982.  With over 1,300 adult graduates and 650 youth alumni, his program inspires a diverse community of youth and adult leaders to seek leadership roles to build a stronger community.  Brian was a Spokane Public School Board member from 2017-2019 helping serve the second-largest school district in the state with over 29,000 students.  From 2012 to 2014, Colonel Brian M. Newberry was the Commander, 92d Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington.  He also has commanded an Expeditionary Operations Group and an airlift squadron.  He is a 1991 USAF Academy distinguished graduate.   Colonel Newberry was a command pilot with more than 4,300 flying hours, 397 combat hours, and flying five military aircraft.  He joined Rotary 21 in 2015 and was recently named to Marquis Who's Who in America.

Board of Directors: Mr. David Powers

Having grown up in Connecticut, my wife and I moved to Washington when I started law school at the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law).  
We moved to Spokane in 1982, where I served for many years as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Key Tronic Corporation.  One of my missions at Key Tronic was to encourage the company to take a leadership role in corporate responsibility in our community.    
After leaving Key Tronic, I focused my practice on Intellectual Property Law, earning an advanced law degree (LL.M.) at The John Marshall School of Law in Chicago.  After working at a large firm in Seattle, I started my own practice, Cogent Intellectual Property Law. I served on WSBA's Intellectual Property Section's Executive Committee, including serving as the Chair, and co-founded the Inland Empire Intellectual Property Institute. I currently practice in the areas of trademark, copyright, trade secret, non-competition, and licensing law.  
Since arriving in Spokane, I have been continually involved in community organizations. I served for six years on the WAMPUM Board and as a Fund Raising Team Leader that raised funds primarily for local arts organizations.  I also was a member of the 8th Leadership Spokane Class, served as a Junior Achievement corporate leader, and was on the Board of the Association of Washington Business.  
For several years, I have been on Rotary 21's Civic Affairs Committee (currently as Chair), and on the International Committee and its Malawi sub-Committee.  I also have helped with vaccination events.  Through the Spokane Camera Club, I have regularly taken part in volunteer photoshoots of local organization's activities to provide them with photographs to use on their websites, Facebook accounts, and their other marketing efforts.
My hobbies include my passion for photography (I am on the Board of the Spokane Camera Club) and my love of building and launching rockets as a member of the National Association of Rocketry, the Spokane Area Rocket Club, and the Oregon Rocketry Club. 
My wife is Judith Kampf, J.D., LL.M. – Business and Estate Planning attorney extraordinaire.  We have two wonderful daughters, who are now young adults.  My wife and I love being "Near To Nature", as we enjoy getting into the outdoors to camp, hike, and canoe.