2020 District Conference Information
Saturday,18 April, 2020
DoubleTree Hotel
Tarrytown, NY

Conference Speakers:
2020 Conference Speaker: Dr. Todd Jenkins

The 2019-20 theme "Rotary Connects the World" leads to the 2020-21 theme  “Rotary Opens Opportunities,” and we are charged to GROW Rotary, remove barriers, and provide the world with endless Rotary opportunities. The best way to grow Rotary and provide opportunities is to inspire and motivate existing members, connect deeper with your communities, and look for potential members who are missing to join your club. Come ready to be inspired and learn how diversity and inclusion will help you during your Rotary year and beyond with Dr. “Bowtie” Todd - “Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Be a Timon or Pumbaa”!

This presentation is not your ordinary diversity talk, so prepare to learn and have fun. Hint Hint: Hakuna Matata! 


Dr. “Bowtie” Todd Jenkins"

Dr. Todd Jenkins currently serves as the Senior Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation Leader in Corporate America at a Fortune 400 company and as a Global Inclusion Trainer, Strategist, and Consultant with Bowtie Leadership, Inc. As a consultant, he has worked with several companies such as Walmart, Google, Facebook, American Airlines, Deloitte, etc., oil and gas companies, small and large non-profits, and entrepreneurs. He graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, obtained a Master of Science from Illinois State University, and Doctorate from the University of Arkansas. His research area focused on minority professionals; retention and perception of their supervisor within the workplace. Currently, he is enrolled at Harvard University, completing post-doctorate studies and an executive education program "Strategies for Building and Leading Diverse Organizations."
 Dr. Jenkins is a proud Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas; he has served as the former Rotaract Advisor, Interact Sponsor, RYLA presenter, Youth Services Chair, two terms on Club Board of Directors, and graduated from his District and Zone Leadership Academy. Dr. Jenkins is currently one of the youngest Youth Exchange District Chairs in Rotary International. He has had the honor to speak at various Rotary districts, zones, and international conventions. Dr. Jenkins continues to serve on various boards locally and internationally in education, business, and inclusion initiatives.
In January 2020, Dr. Jenkins received recognition as a Top 25 Influencer in Business, along with names such as Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart, state senators, and prestigious business leaders by Arkansas Money and Politics Magazine. In 2019, he was selected as one of the Top 100 Diversity and Inclusion Executives under 50 by DiversityMBA Global magazine, "40 under 40" by Arkansas Business Journal, Top 12 of Ones to Watch in 2017, the Rodney Momon Award recipient, Paul Harris Fellow, and included in the "30 under 30" 2016 list of Top Minority-Owned Businesses. Additionally, Dr. Jenkins is the Founder and Executive of Bowtie Leadership and Development, Inc., a global leadership management and personal development training firm with a focus on bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance.
Today he is known as Dr. "Bowtie Todd" who has given inspirational talks and education to audiences of all sizes and backgrounds throughout North America, Asia, South America, and Europe. Dr. Todd Jenkins is a proud husband, author, servant leader, and conversationalist who believes in his philosophy "bowtie" it all together, serve and simply be a gift unto the world!
Feel free to connect with Dr. Jenkins on social media outlets Instagram/Facebook @dr.bowtietodd or email bowtietietodd@bowtieleadership.com !