John F. Germ
Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Trustee/Vice Chair, The Rotary Foundation
Chair of International PolioPlus Committee
Past District Governor
RI “Service Above Self “ Award
TRF “Citation for Meritorious Service”
A Rotary member since 1976, John F. Germ, is the Rotary International President Elect for 2016-17.
"For Rotary to thrive", Germ says, "members must face current and future challenges and opportunities with passion, enthusiasm, perseverance, and above all, integrity."
In 1965, after four years in the U.S. Air Force, Germ, an engineer, joined Campbell and Associates Inc., an engineering consulting firm. He now serves as the company's board chair and chief executive officer.
In 1970 he was recognised as Tennessee Young Man of the Year, Engineer of the Year, and Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year in 1992.
In 2013, The White House honoured John Germ as one of 12 Rotary International members who are “Champions of Change". John is an active member of the Chattanooga community, where he has served as president of the Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement, and Boy Scouts and as campaign chairman of United Way. He has also served as president of the Tennessee Jaycees and is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award.
He also serves on the boards of several organizations including the Public Education Foundation, Orange Grove Center Inc., and the Blood Assurance Inc. He is the founder and treasurer of the Chattanooga State Technical Community College Foundation and is president of the Tennessee Jaycee Foundation.
He and his wife, Judy, are members of the Arch Klumph Society.