District Governor Jim Roxlo
Jim is a charter member of the Chattanooga Breakfast Rotary Club and served as club President in 2003-04. He has held many positions in his club and at the district level he has served as World Community Service Chair, Planning Chair, Assistant Governor, Grants Chair, and Foundation Chair. While serving as Foundation Chair, he was proud to be part of one of Rotary’s most active districts, both in terms of giving to The Rotary Foundation, and in helping the Foundation spend funds through grants.
His responsibilities included making sure Rotarians were well trained, making sure Rotarians followed Rotary’s rules for the Foundation, and encouraging both giving and spending through the Foundation.
Jim is a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society, a member of the Arch Klumph Society, and he participates in grant activities in his local community and in Haiti.
Jim graduated from MIT with two degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and has had a varied and enjoyable career, visiting over 50 countries, mostly for work.
Jim is married to Rita Heckrotte (41 years!) and retired last year so he can spend more time with her. Rita sings in multiple choral groups and enjoys singing as much as Jim enjoys Rotary. Together, they enjoy travel, opera, wine making, and sailing.
The Governor's Team
DGE Greg Maciolek
Greg is a retired Air Force fighter pilot having served 26 years in the air defense of our nation. He retired as a Colonel and commanded both a fighter group and the Air National Guard’s Professional Education Center. He has flown the F-106A/B, the F-4C/D and the F-16 ADF. He has over 3,000 hours of high performance flying time. Under his command, his NCO Academy staff developed a Non-Commissioned Office (NCO) Distance Learning Academy that received the 1999 Defense Department’s award for best distance learning program. They took a 6 week in-residence NCO academy and converted it into a 12 week, 2 nights a week distance learning academy with two additional weeks in-residence. This resulted in a savings of 60% over the in-residence academy while maintaining or improving on test scores. He also helped to lower the number of weeks that young officers spent at the Air Force Squadron Officer School from 9 weeks to 5 weeks that has saved millions of dollars for the Air Force.
He currently runs two business-to-business training and development companies focusing on pre and post employment and team assessments, leadership development,
DGN Ron Appuhn
Ron joined the Rotary Club of Maryville in 2006. He has served as club president and currently serves as the International
Ron is married to Past Rotary International Director Karen Wentz. Karen and Ron have a large blended family - Ron has two boys