Judge Brian Stevenson, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was elected to serve as president of The International Association of Lions Clubs following his election at the association's 70th International Convention, held in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, July 1-4, 1987. As immediate past president, he served as chairperson of Lions Clubs International Foundation, the grant-making arm of Lions Clubs International.
Past President Stevenson has served in private law practice and as a special prosecutor in the Canadian Department of Justice. In 1974, he was appointed for life as a Judge to the Provincial Court of Alberta. He currently serves as a part-time judge of the Criminal Division of the court of Calgary.
A Lion since 1966 and currently a member of the Calgary Northeast Eyeopener Lions Club, Past President Stevenson has held numerous offices in the association. These include terms as district governor, a member of the association's board of directors from 1977-79 and as a presidential appointee to the international board from 1979-81 and again from 1998-1999 and 2002-2003. He also served a three-year term as the chairman of Campaign SightFirst, one of the largest and most successful fundraising campaigns in the history of the association.
In recognition of his many contributions to the association, Past President Stevenson has received numerous awards including the 100% District Governor Award, the Senior Master Key, 21 International President's Awards and the Ambassador of Good Will Award, the highest honor granted by the association to its members. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
Judge Stevenson presently serves as the Canadian Constitutional Area Leader on the association’s Global Membership Team, as the Canadian Advisor on the LCIF Development Advisory Committee and represents Canada on the association’s Centennial Committee, planning for the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International.
In addition to his work as a Lion, Past President Stevenson has served as president of the Calgary Social Planning Council, as a board member of the Calgary United Way and as a member of the City of Calgary Social Services Committee. He has also served as president of the Alberta Provincial Judges Association and as chairman of the International Year of Disabled Persons Committee for the Province of Alberta. In 1996, the City of Calgary recognized his numerous voluntary contributions by awarding him the Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement Award of Merit. In 2002, Judge Stevenson was honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with her Golden Jubilee Medal and in 2005 received the Alberta Centennial Medal for his service to the community.
Past President Stevenson is a member of numerous professional organizations and has authored a number of articles on legal matters. He and his wife, Patricia, also a Lion and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow, have four daughters, eight granddaughters, four grandsons and one great-grandson.