Rose Marie Burke, CC, CL, ALB, ACB

Club President 


Rose Marie Burke is an American who has lived in Paris for over 15 years, and doesn't understand why it took her until 2013 to join Paris Speech Masters. She is Editorial Manager and Senior Features Editor at S&P Global, which is a long-time supporter of Toastmasters International, university lecturer, and blogger at Paris, Pittsburgh and More. She hopes that as president, she can move this club whose motto is "Where Good Speakers Become Great," closer to greatness! Rose has learned so much at Toastmasters, especially the value of humor in engaging listener, and has had a lot of fun in the process.


Juan Pablo Chaclan, CC, CL

Vice President Education


Juan Pablo is guatemalan by birth and global citizen by choice. He moved to Paris five years ago. He is a Business Solutions Engineer who believes that technology has to adapt to business and not the other way around. He enjoys listening to people's stories and he loves traveling and meeting people. Juan Pablo visited Paris Speech Master by curiosity in 2014, he loved the atmosphere and decided to join the club in February 2015. Since that day, he has been engaged with the Toastmasters Community in France and Europe. Currently, he is working to create the first Toastmasters club in his home country, Guatemala.


As VP Education, his role is to provide and maintain the positive environment and the programs through which members can develop their communication and leadership skills.


For more information about Juan Pablo, you can visit his LinkedIn Profile <>



Bob Mohl, CC

Vice President Innovation


American Bob Mohl, who is known as Captain Bob because he lives on a houseboat, first joined the Toastmasters of Paris Club in 2007, founded Paris Speech Masters in 2010 and is now a certified public speaking coach. In 2008, he was Toastmasters European Champion. In May 2014, Bob was finalist in the International Speech Contest and second overall in the Evaluation Contest for District 59 in Krakow, Poland. In November 2014, he achieved third place overall in the District 59 (South-Western Europe) Humorous Speech Contest in Lyon. Bob has coached many public speaking champions including John Zimmer, Antonio Meza and Olivia Schofield (Finalist at the 2011 World Championships). Bob was the President of Paris Speech Masters in 2012 – 2013.


Sean Ryan, ACB, ALB

Vice President Pathways


During 2016 - 2017 Sean will act as an advisor to the Club President and the Executive Committee drawing upon his previous club officer roles (Club President, VP Education, VP Membership and Assistant Treasurer) and wider Toastmasters experiences. He will chair the Nominating Committee later in the club year.


Sean continues to serve the club as the VP Leadership where he will help members to achieve their leadership goals, objectives and competent & advanced awards; provide advice on leadership to the Executive Committee; and to share best practices.


He is also the Assistant Director Club Growth working with the Division A Director and Area Directors to identify, develop and grow community and corporate clubs not only in Ile-de-France but also in other cities in North France.


In his professional life Sean is an executive coach, communications consultant and a certified inbound marketer. Visit his LinkedIn Profile for his career and services and Sean Ryan Communications for his blog posts.


Eric Lichtmann

Vice President Mentoring

 I joined Paris Speech Masters in Fall of 2016, after visiting several times and being impressed by the shared enthusiasm, individual & group responsibility, and overall effectiveness of their meetings. My interests, background, and work in Communication, Education, Psychology, Somatics, & Ethics continue to find a fertile home in this Club. I completed the Competent Communication Manual in my first year, thanks to the support of our Club; this year I am coordinating the Mentoring program. I love seeing the growth in everyone’s communication skills!

Amy Cresap

Vice President Membership

Gabriella Benkő

Vice President Public Relations


Mohsen Ayrout & Sergio Lopez

Sergeant At Arms

Nigel Purcell


Maria Lancri



Toastmasters acronyms:


CC = Competent Communicator

ACB = Advanced Communicator Bronze

ACS = Advanced Communicator Silver

ACG = Advanced Communicator Gold


CL = Competent Leader

ALB = Advanced Leader Bronze

ALS = Advanced Leader Silver

DTM = Distinguished Toastmaster