Brainerd native to lead District 19 Toastmasters

Kris Sheehan is formerly of Brainerd.

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District 19 Toastmasters announced its new district director for 2022-23.

Kris Sheehan, Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Brainerd, will lead the District 19 Toastmasters, a nonprofit organization, as district director. His one-year terms begin July 1, according to a news release.

“When I joined Toastmasters six years ago, I had no idea I would be in this role one day. That is the incredible part of the program and the people in the organization that provide guidance and mentorship to grow one another’s skills to become the future leaders of tomorrow,” said Sheehan. “The last two years have been hard on District 19 and the organization as a whole as we quickly needed to adapt from our historical brick and mortar club meetings to a fully virtual approach. I am looking forward to working with my team and the membership to begin laying the foundation for what our district looks like post-pandemic.”

Sheehan is a 2002 graduate of Brainerd Senior High School.

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