John Pettis Jr., from Merrimac, Massachusetts, USA, was elected to serve a two-year term as a director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 96th International Convention held in Hamburg, Germany July 5 through 9, 2013.
Director Pettis is president and CEO of his own company.
A member of the Haverhill Lions Club, and a Lion since 1979, he has held many offices within the association, including president, club membership chairperson, district governor and council chairperson. He has been a moderator and presenter at several USA/Canada Forums and master sergeant -at-arms at the 89th Lions Club International Convention in Boston.
In recognition of his service to the association, he has received numerous awards, including the Club President Excellence Award, the Leadership Award, the Schepens Lifetime Achievement Award and two International Presidents Medals. He is also a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow.
In addition to his Lions activities, Director Pettis is active in numerous professional and community organizations, including AMVETS and the Elks.
Director Pettis and his wife, Liz, also a Lion, have four sons, one daughter and five grandchildren.