Candidate for Club Growth Director, District 110 – Balazs Kuzsel DTM    

Balazs Kuzsel 

Home Club: Budapest ExxonMobil Associates’ Toastmasters Club (02137369)

Personal statement: You only live once.

Qualifications for Service: I was founding President of my home club in 2011, been VP Membership few times, were Area Director (2014-2015) and Division Director (2018-2019). Organized contests and different socializing events from club to district level. I am and were actively involved in or leading club foundations. Founding member of the Hungarian Toastmasters blog (Hello Toasties) editorial team. Organizer team member of the first Hungarian Speech Festival in 2020.

Job Title/Employer: Product Owner / ExxonMobil

Relevant Work Experience: Product Owner, Project Manager, Team Leader, Critical Incident Manager. These roles involve planning, leading and working with a diverse team, sometimes take rapid actions and work in ‘crisis’ mode. Follow-up on activities on multiple threads, dealing with conflicting priorities and manage customer expectations.

Education: IT Engineer, MBA (Strategical Management)

Hobbies and Interests: Mainly sports. Recently swimming and cycling, but I did Triathlon, Running, Spartan Race, Archery and Karate. Had the possibility to see many corners of the world from east to west. Like to be active person.

Volunteer Experience: I am a volunteer at a Hungarian organization (Suhanj! Foundation) supporting the sport possibilities for disabled ones (Physical or mental). Acted as front desk assist, collected donation through my volunteer campaign, supported members in need. Started as a standalone charity runner to collect donations for the foundation. In the past 3 years I advertised and opened this possibility for others at my company to be a charity runner. As a result we collected approx. 7500 USD with the last campaign in 2019.

Honours/Recognition inside Toastmasters: Proudest: Outstanding Member recognition, that I receives from Lark Doley, former International President.

Other information: I have a 7 year old daughter, Olivia. She brings lots of fun and learning into my life. She is a big corner of my heart 🙂