GRSP Update
Georgia Rotary Student Program Names New Program Director

The Georgia Rotary Student Program is excited to announce Katheryne Fields as its inaugural Program Director, a critical leadership position identified by GRSP’s strategic plan. A member of the Griffin Daybreak Rotary Club, Katheryne spent the past year as GRSP’s marketing and development director.


GRSP Chair Bert Guy shared the news at GRSP 75th Gala in Thomasville in January. Fields. He said, “Katheryne has demonstrated excellent communication and organizational skills. She has proven her passion for the program and served as a resource for GRSP. I am certain she will continue to lead, collaborate, maintain and build relationships to enhance the fundraising and branding initiatives within GRSP’s Strategic Plan.”


In her new role, Katheryne will work closely with the GRSP chair, officers, directors, trustees, GRSP Foundation, Georgia Rotary Clubs, colleges, host families plus GRSP students and alumni promoting the cause of world peace through higher education. Her duties will include assisting students, overseeing office administration, software modernization plus raising funds and awareness for the organization.


Katheryne spearheaded the GRSP Foundation’s Generations of Generosity Campaign in 2021, raising more than $160,000 for the GRSP Peace Plaza and Will Watt Memorial Fountain, which was recently dedicated in January in Thomasville.


“I am very honored and proud to be a part of this great program that partners with Georgia Rotary Clubs to provide one-year ambassadorial scholarships to international students to attend colleges and universities in the state,” Fields said. “I look forward to building on this incredible 75-year legacy that has already impacted our state and other countries around the world.”


Guy said the search committee for this position reviewed more than 160 resumes and participated in interviews with many outstanding applicants for the program director position.


Katheryne brings more than 20 years of writing, communication, marketing, business, strategic planning and corporate events experience, with five of those years in higher education and non-profit foundations. Fields holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Berry College. She and her husband Dale, an avid golfer, reside in Griffin.


Katheryne can be reached at kfields@grsp.org

Posted by Jackie Cuthbert
February 3, 2022


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