Biographies

Gulam A. Vahanvaty

Gulam Vahanvaty joined his family’s scrap processing and ship-breaking business, and later diversified into other enterprises. In 1978, Vahanvaty traveled to Indiana (then District 656) as a member of a Group Study Exchange, which he describes as “a life-enhancing experience” that made him want to join Rotary. A Rotarian since 1979, he oversaw a record contribution to The Rotary Foundation of $654,000 as district governor, the largest in Indian

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Brenda Cressey

Brenda Marie Cressey is president and CEO of Office Support Systems, a telecommunications business in Maine. She has served in many volunteer capacities with civic organizations such as the American Cancer Society. Brenda is a member of the Rotary Club of Paso Robles, California. A Rotarian since 1989, she has served as a regional membership and Foundation coordinator and RRFC training institute moderator, an Endowment Major Gift adviser, Council

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