Ann Keim

Executive Trainer
Mid-Atlantic PETS

Joining Rotary in 1993, Ann quickly became active in the Paradise (PA) Club in District 7390. She was Bulletin Editor for 5 years, then VP, President-Elect, then Club President in 1998-1999. She has been Club Treasurer for the past 7 years.In District 7390, Ann began as Interact Chair, followed by Chairman of the Byrnes Health Education Center, then Community Avenue of Service Director and Foundation Dinner Chairman. She became District Governor in 2001-2002, and has since been the District leader for the Rotary Leadership Institute, having served as an RLI trainer for several years and about to become RLI Regional Vice Chair. Ann has served as District Trainer since 2003, and chairs the Teacher Impact Program in the District for the past 4 years.

Ann was Forum Chair for the Zone Institute in Hershey in September 2006, then Program Chair for the Institute in Mystic, CT in 2007 and Rotary Service Relevance Chair for the 2008 Zone Institute in Philadelphia. She is Executive Trainer for the Mid-Atlantic PETS for 2008-2010. Ann was elected to be the delegate to the nomination committee for RI Director Mike Colasurdo in 2007, and was District 7390 delegate to the Council on Legislation in 2007. She serves as District Student Protection Officer for ESSEX. Ann was recently awarded the District Superior Service Award for the second time. She and her husband, Charles, also a Rotarian, are multiple Paul Harris Fellows and Bequest Society members. The couple has 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Professionally, Ann was a School Superintendent for 19 years in Lancaster County, PA, before retiring in 2006. Prior to that, she was Director of Curriculum in Lancaster City and an elementary principal in Vernon, NJ. She was an administrator in East Penn School District, Emmaus, PA and taught elementary students in Bangor and Bethlehem, PA. She has been President of the state school administrators' organization (PASA), of the PA Community Education Association (of which she was a founder), and of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She currently serves on the Board of the Byrnes Health Education Center, York, where she led the recent CEO search, and the Board of the North Museum in Lancaster, where she leads the Education Advisory Council. In her local school district of Manheim Central, she was recently a member of their Tax Study Commission.