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District Governor Tony Marmo  2020-2021
 
Tony became a member of the Highland Rotary Club on March 13, 1985, and has served 3 terms as President. He has served as Assistant Governor and has participated in several District Conferences, Assemblies, and International Conferences over his 35 years as a Rotarian.
 
Tony is been the president and owner of Normann Staffing, located in Kingston, New York, since May 2014. Prior to purchasing Normann Staffing, he was employed in the healthcare field for 37 years, serving as the President and CEO of The Kingston Hospital for 9 years and subsequently serving as a Long Term Care Administrator in 3 Nursing Homes. He holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting from Pace University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Long Island University.  He is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in New York and New Jersey.
 
Tony currently resides in Ulster Park, New York with his wife Lee Ann.  He is the father of 3 adult children: Michael, Lucas, and Vincent, and grandfather to Adrian and Isla Marie. He is an avid, but aging sports enthusiast, recently retiring from softball, still attempting the game of golf and exercises regularly!
 
 
District Governor Elect Mike Polasek 2021-2022
 
Mike is a successful business owner in LaGrange, NY. He attended the Culinary Institute of America and graduated with his Bachelor’s in Business Management. Since 2005 Mike has owned Simply Gourmet, a full-service catering company. He specializes in approachable, up-scale comfort food and is dedicated to sourcing ingredients locally as much as possible.
 
Mike’s commitment to giving back to the community started as a member of the Boy Scouts where he earned his Eagle Award at age 15. He joined Rotary in 2015 and is a member of the LaGrange-Sunrise Rotary. Mike quickly gained a deep appreciation for what Rotary can do for our communities and the world. He is humbled with the opportunity to serve as District Governor in 2021-22 alongside a hardworking and dedicated team.
 
Mike is a Paul Harris Fellow and Bequest Society Member of The Rotary Foundation.
 
 
District Governor Nominee Larry Palant  2022-2023
 
Larry is the owner of Lightyear Property Management LLC in Suffern, New York since 1996.  He manages condominium associations in Rockland County. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston when calculators were four function only, with a degree in Transportation Management.
 
Larry has been a member of Suffern Rotary since 2002 and is a past president. He has been a ShelterBox Ambassador since 2005 and has been responsible for raising over $240,000 for the organization.
 
Larry has been a District Disaster Relief Chair and oversaw our District raising funds after the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Sandy. He currently is the Grow Rotary (membership) chair along with being a Paul Harris Society member and Major Donor. 
 
Larry is excited to be DGN and to be able to continue all of the initiatives that our leadership team has begun.