Chris Etienne, Past District Governor from District 6290, was selected as the 2024-2026 Rotary International Director for Zone 28 

The Zone 28 Nominating Committee met at the end of September and selected 2007-2008 District 6290 Governor Chris Etienne to serve as 2024-2026 Rotary International Director, representing our paired Zones (28 & 32). Her nomination, should there be no challenge per the Rotary International Bylaws, becomes official after December 1, 2022. She will follow current Director Drew Kessler from Zone 32 and serve on the Board of Directors beginning July 1, 2024. Chris is an Associate Broker for Harbor Sotheby’s International Realty and Director of Leasing for Bay Harbor Company in Bay Harbor, Michigan. She has had a career in real estate since 2001 and has been in sales for more than 30 years, previously as Vice President of Treasury Management Sales for National City Bank. Chris is currently serving as Vice President of the Emmet Association of Realtors. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland European Division in Heidelberg, Germany, and her MBA from Lake Superior State University......

Chris serves on the board of trustees of North Central Michigan College and as chair of the North Central Michigan College Foundation board. Chris was appointed by former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in 2011 to serve on the Michigan Women’s Commission and served as chair from 2016 to 2020. Chris received the Athena Award in 2007 and the Emmet Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year award in 2014.

Chris joined Rotary in 1990 and is honored to be a member of the Rotary Club of Petoskey, Michigan in District 6290 since 1991. She has served as club president, district governor, district membership chair and district Rotary Foundation chair. She is currently serving as district Peace Fellowships chair. Chris has served at the zone level as facilitator, learning leader, lead training coordinator, Institute chair, Rotary Coordinator and Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator. She has served Rotary International as training leader at the International Assembly, President’s Representative, Regional Leaders Global Institute lead trainer and assistant moderator, and on the convention promotions committee for Sao Paulo, Hamburg and Houston. She is currently serving as moderator for the RI Global Support Seminar and RI Global Philanthropy Seminar, on the WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Rotary Action Group Board of Directors, and is chair of the HANWASH (Haiti National Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy) Champion Partnerships subcommittee.

Chris is passionate about the work of The Rotary Foundation and has participated in National Immunization Days (NID) for polio eradication in India and Nigeria. She is a recipient of The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and most recently The Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. Chris and her husband, Dennis Lindeman, are Major Donors and members of the Bequest Society. She and Dennis reside in Petoskey, Michigan.