Welcome Ken and Barbara Dresser!
Posted By Shannon Emmanuel
District Governor Ken Dresser and his wife Barbara visited Charlotte-South Rotary on Monday, October 20. Ken Dresser, DGE joined the Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg County in 2003 and has had perfect attendance for the last 6 years. Ken became a Paul Harris Fellow on October 6, 2004 and is currently PHF+8, a Benefactor, member of the Bequest Society and member of the Paul Harris Society. Once a member he was elected to the office of Secretary for three consecutive years beginning in 2004. Ken was elected President-Elect for the 2007-2008 Rotary year and was club president in 2008-2009. His technical knowledge and experience was put to use in 2009-2010 as District Technology Advisor and he became Assistant Governor in 2010. Ken was selected District Governor Nominee-Designate in 2012. Ken is on the faculty of the Rotary Leadership Institute and actively facilitates sessions at local venues for RLI. He has provided presentation materials and projection efforts for the 2009 and 2011 District Conferences and was on the District Conference Committee for 2012. Ken chaired the District Conference Committee for the 2013 conference. His club awarded Ken the Service Above Self Award in 2005-2006, the John Tobin Award in 2006-2007 and the club Distinguished Rotarian in 2007-2008. Ken worked in the family engineering firm until 1977 when the business was sold. At that time Ken went to work for Duke Power, then McCoy-Ellison (textile equipment manufacturer), then PCA International (a portrait photography company). In 1983, Ken joined IBM and just celebrated his 30th year with IBM. He retired from IBM on March 31, 2014. Ken graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in NC and also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional. While Ken met his wife Barbara in 1963 they reconnected in 2001 and married in 2002. Ken and Barbara have 3 children and 10 grandchildren all of whom live in the area. They enjoy their RV (Ken and Barbara are also members of the Rotary Fellowship of Recreational Vehicle Fellowship) and are both active in their church. Ken is an Elder at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius, NC while Barbara is a Deacon. Ken is a member of the Central Piedmont Community Chorus and enjoys singing in the church choir as well.