John Hewko, general secretary, Rotary International

John Hewko, an attorney with international experience in the private and public sectors, has been named general secretary of Rotary International. Hewko will manage more than 600 employees of Rotary and its charitable arm, based in Evanston, to expand Rotary in areas such as maternal and child health, water and sanitation, disease prevention and treatment, basic education and literacy, economic and community development and peace studies and conflict prevention/resolution. . Hewko is a former partner with the international law firm of Baker & McKenzie, specializing in corporate transactions in emerging markets, and was vice president at the Millennium Challenge Corp., a U.S. government agency established in 2004 to deliver US foreign assistance to the world’s poorest countries. Hewko is a 1985 graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a master’s degree from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.
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