Club Officers



Harry Aneziris, DTM


A Toastmaster for twenty years, Harry has been a member and officer of many clubs in that time. He has been a frequent and successful competitor, having advanced to the District contests several times. He is a two time winner of the District 46 Humorous Speech Contest. Harry is one of the few Toastmasters to have finished all 15 advanced speech manuals, a personal goal he completed in 2014. Harry enjoys attending the Toastmasters International Convention no matter where it is being held.

 VP Education

Lisa Qu, ACS/ALB

 Lisa is a dedicated Toastmaster, beginning as a club officer for World Financial Toastmasters. She is a leader in District 46, having served  two terms as an Area Governor and one term as a Division Director. Lisa is currently serving as TLI Dean, leading a team of volunteers who organize and plan the District officer training program. Lisa is also an entrepreneur who has her own design business.

VP Membership

Neerja Purang, DTM

 Neerja has been a Toastmasters leader ever since she joined in 2002. She is currently the Immediate Past District 46 Governor and earned international recognition after leading the District to a historic President's Distinguished year in 2015. A sponsoring member of APS in 2011, Neerja has previously served as both an Area and Division Governor and 2011 Fall Conference Chair. Neerja has held most club officer roles and was instrumental in establishing the continuing success of her very first club, S&P Effective Communicators.


VP Public Relations

Jinquan Liang, CC/ALB

Jin was the past Treasurer and President of World Financial Center Toastmasters, leading the club to earn the #1 Club Award from District 46 by being the first Toastmaster club in the World to complete all DCP goals in November 2013. Jin is a mentor for Morningstar NYC Toastmasters, and he established a CAN mentorship program to provide college and career advice to students that graduated from John Dewey High School. He is a strong believer in Toastmasters values; learning by doing,  and empowering others by unleashing their potential.


Todd McKinney, DTM

Todd joined Toastmasters in 2007 and it has changed his life. He began his career as a professional musician, loving the creativity of Jazz and classical music, but now works as a corporate trainer and executive speech coach. He is a repeat District 46 Humorous Speech Champion - in 2008 and 2011. Todd has served in most club officer roles, as an Area Governor, Dean of the District 46 TLI officer training program and is a frequent club mentor and coach. 



Derek Chen, DTM

Derek Joined Toastmasters in 2007 and has been a member of several clubs. He has served in many officer roles, as an Area Governor and is a founder and charter President of Jade Toastmasters where he is still active. Derek has become a well known competitor in speech contests and his goal is to become champion of District 46 and then World Champion of Public Speaking.



Sergeant At Arms

Manuel Saldana, DTM

Manuel has been a dedicated Toastmaster since 2010. He rose through the ranks of officer leadership at S&P Effective Communicators, becoming President in 2013 and led the club to another President's Distinguished year. Manuel next served as a President's Distinguished Area Governor and his clubs included both S&P and APS. Manuel is a running enthusiast and  is a tenacious competitor in both running and speech contests.

CC - Competent Communicator
CL - Competent Leader
ACB - Advanced Communicator Bronze
ACS - Advanced Communicator Silver
ACG - Advanced Communicator Gold
ALB - Advanced Leader Bronze
ALS - Advanced Leader Silver
DTM - Distinguished Toastmaster

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