Juan Pablo Chaclan, CC, CL

Club President


Juan Pablo is Guatemalan by birth and a 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 President, Juan Pablo's role is to preside over all our meetings and provide great support and motivation for all members and guests who are interested in public speaking.  


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



Amy Cresap

Vice President Education


As the Vice President Education of Paris Speech Masters, Amy is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a club program which meets the educational needs of the individual members. She helps to be a resource for new members in our club and a guide for existing members as they work toward education awards. 



Hilary Noris

Vice President Membership


Hilary is a dual Canadian-French citizen and became interested in joining a Toastmasters club to improve her professional skills. She found Paris Speech Pasters online and after the first meeting she never looked back! After visiting the club several times throughout 2017/2018, she joined Paris Speech Masters in the spring of 2018. She was pleased to take on a more involved role in the club as VP Membership for the 2018-2019 season. 


As Vice President Membership of Paris Speech Masters, Hilary is responsible for planning, organizing and directing a program that ensures individual member retention and growth in club individual membership. When you want to become member of Paris Speech Masters, it's Hilary who will help you. 



Mark Finneran

Vice President Mentoring


As the Vice President of Mentoring at Paris Speech Masters, Mark is responsible for all members are given assistance in developing their public speaking and leardership skills from experienced members of our club. 



Anusha Sakkari

Vice President Pathways


As Vice President Pathways of Paris Speech Masters, Anusha helps and supports our club members understanding how Pathways work, how to complet a path and begin the new ones. 



Thao Pham

Vice President Public Relations


Thao visited Paris Speech Masters several times and she was really impressed by the welcoming ambiance and the high educative value in each speech. She decided to join Paris Speech Masters.


As Vice President Public Relations of Paris Speech Masters, Thao is responsible for developing and directing a publicity program that informs individual members and the general public about our Club. 


Rose-Marie Burke

Immediate Past President


 Rose 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. Her interests, background, and work in Communication, Education, Psychology, Somatics, & Ethics continue to find a fertile home in this Club. She completed the Competent Communication Manual in her first year, thanks to the support of our Club; this year Rose is the Immediate Past President.


As Immediate Past President of Paris Speech Masters and with the past experience as a President, Rose-Marie is helping our Club to keep on good direction and face new challenges.



Jessica Dos Santos

Sergeant At Arms


As the Sergeant At Arms of Paris Speech Masters, Jessica is responsible for club property management, meeting room preparation, and hospitality. 



Nigel Purcell



As Treasurer of Paris Speech Masters, Nigel is responsible for club financial policies, procedures, and controls. He receives and disburses, with the approval of our club, all club funds; pays to Toastmasters International all financial obligations of our club as they come due; and keeps an accurate account of all transactions. 



Camilo Forero Sierra



As the Secretary of Paris Speech Masters, Camilo is responsible for our club records and correspondence. Camilo has custody of the club’s charter, constitution, and bylaws and all other records and documents of our club; keeps an accurate record of the meetings and activities of our club and of the club executive committee.. 




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