Joe Hentges | Assistant Rotary Coordinator | Email
Born and raised in Minnesota, Joe spent 20 years in Illinois before moving to Arizona in 2010. A Rotarian for 35 years, he is currently a member of the Marana-Dove Mountain Rotary Club, AZ.
A professional musician and teacher for many years, Joe was also a high school administrator and Superintendent of Schools. Joe earned his Ph. D. in Educational Administration at The Ohio State University. Following retirement, he taught graduate classes for Northern Illinois University and Webster University.
Joe has been a speaker at numerous conferences and institutes, including the American Association of School Administrators. Awards include the Executive Educator 100 (outstanding school executives in North America), Distinguished Leadership Award, and AASA Research Award. He has authored or co-authored two professional books and several articles.
Active in community affairs, Joe served on numerous Boards including MHC Healthcare, Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Special Education District of McHenry County, and the Woodstock Economic Development Corporation.
Joe and Brigitte have been married for 53 years, have two children (boys) and four grandchildren. Their favorite pastimes are traveling, Rotary and spoiling grandchildren.
Joe served as District 5500 Governor, 2017-2018. He also served as Assistant Governor, District Membership Chair, and was club president three times: Woodstock, Il, 1995-1996; and Marana-Dove Mountain, AZ, 2011-2013. Currently, Joe is an Assistant Regional Coordinator for Zone 26 and Vice-Governor in District 5500. Joe and Brigitte are Rotary Major Donors, Paul Harris Fellows, and Bequest Society members. Joe is also a member of the Paul Harris Society.
Districts: 5000, 5330, 5495 and 5500
Areas of expertise: Membership — recruitment, engagement, retention, forming new clubs. Strategic Planning — visioning, annual reviews. Affecting positive change in clubs and districts; Creating vibrant clubs