On Thursday, June 27, 2019 the Rotary Club of Aspen celebrated the annual Presidential changeover.  Outgoing Rotarian President Sam Johnston formally welcomed Shaun Hathaway into this prestigious role.  Assuming a one-year term, the Rotarian President sets the annual goals for the club and manages operations.  Sam finishes her term with a 100% annual goals achievement rate.  The numerous improvements she led in both organizational structure and function significantly impacted and strengthened the long-term success of the Rotary Club of Aspen.   When asked about the new position, incoming President Shaun Hathaway was quick to cite the successes from the previous year, and explain that his goals are simply to keep the club moving forward without losing any positive momentum.  “I am honored to serve in this important role, and look forward to building on the vision and work achieved by one of the most successful Presidents in Aspen Rotary history.”
Photo: Nancy Mayer / Aspen Sojourner
As Hathaway assumes the Aspen Rotary Presidency, he begins his seventh year as the Executive Director of Aspen Junior Hockey.   He leads a highly structured and internationally recognized youth program that serves roughly 300 boys and girls in the Roaring Fork Valley.  During his tenure with AJH, Hathaway has built an unprecedented long-term international partnership with the Finnish Ice Hockey Association and Veirumaki University, and has established a world-class curriculum that focuses on age appropriate skill acquisition and character development.  A native of Colorado Springs, Hathaway is a 1995 graduate of Knox College (IL).  He also holds two graduate degrees: a M.S. in Sports Studies from Miami (OH) University (2000), and a M.A. in Teaching from Colorado College (2009).