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Introducing Kiwanis International Staff

John Shertzer’s career has touched a variety of backgrounds, including college student affairs, fraternity education and leadership development, nonprofit consulting and youth leadership. John was born in Bowling Green, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Miami University with minors in political science and sociology. He also earned a master’s degree in higher education from Iowa State University.

As Chief Programs Officer John serves as the designated director of the 501(c)(3) subsidiary, Kiwanis Youth Programs Inc., which includes K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club and Key Leader. He leads Kiwanis Youth Programs Inc. through the Service Leadership Programs department and manages long-term strength and growth of clubs. John also serves on the Kiwanis staff leadership team to represent Service Leadership Programs, and provides overall direction for Kiwanis International. 

John’s hobbies include traveling and exploring, writing, blogging, politics and sports. He has three young boys and much of his free time is spent with his family and their activities. John is also the board chair for a new public charter school in Indianapolis, serving low income families.

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