Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Past President (2012-13), Jackie Huie, will be the District 6360 District Governor in 2025-26!
Since joining Rotary in 1994, Jackie has been an advocate for mentoring young people and featured in the Rotary magazine, on Rotary.org and at three Rotary International Conventions. In 2007, Jackie launched the Rotary Student Program, which matches high school students with professionals in dream careers. The pilot ignited a 60-member Southwest Michigan Interact Club in two weeks, growing into seven Interact Clubs, 1800 participants, annual mission trips to the Dominican Republic and website traffic from 169 countries, with 28,000 unique visitors (www.rotarystudentprogram.org).
A Rotary International Convention Breakout Speaker in Lisbon, Portugal (2013) and São Paulo, Brazil (2015), Jackie has been a Keynote Speaker at Rotary Great Lakes President-Elect Training, Rotary District Conferences for 6360, 6380, and 6400 and has given presentations to clubs within our District and around the world. Current District roles include Public Image Chair, Rotary Student Program Chair, and Membership Committee. Club roles include Youth Services Chair, Rotary Student Program Chair and International, Membership, and Public Image Committees. A 2013 “Passionate Trailblazer” Rotary Hero, Jackie is also a 2015 “Rotary International Global Women of Action” nominee.
In her professional career, Jackie is CEO of JohnsonRauhoff, a nationally ranked creative content agency with global clients. A member of CHIEF and YPO, Jackie is a 2022 Moody On The Market’s “Bold Women of Business Award” recipient, a United Way of 2022 Southwest Michigan “Margaret B. Upton Volunteer Leadership Award” nominee and a 2023 MOSAIC CCDA “Community Impact Hero.” In 1998, Jackie received the City of St. Joseph “Outstanding Citizen Award.”
After attending Western Michigan University, Jackie graduated from The American Academy of Art, Chicago and holds Creative Management Certification from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business. In 1997, Jackie married Mike Huie, a former Whirlpool Global Director who in 2005 became JR President. Together, Mike and Jackie have three children, Taylor, Grant and Rhett. The Huie family has hosted Rotary Youth Exchange students from Brazil and Poland, Rotary Group Study Exchange India and a student from France. Ask Jackie about mentoring, world travel, rescuing pitbulls or about how to grow Rotary connecting the dots between Rotary, Rotaract, Interact and family.