District Governor 
Steve Sehnert
Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs, CO

Steve Sehnert (pronounced Say-nert) has been a Rotarian for over 40 years. He first joined Rotary in Findlay, Ohio in 1982 and then two clubs in Denver and was a Club President in 2003-2004. He moved to Steamboat Springs in April of 2013 and served as their Club President in 2017-2018.

Steve is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow. He has attended Rotary International Conventions in Brisbane, Australia, Atlanta, GA, and this year in Houston, TX. He served as Webmaster and Event Registrar for the Rotary Zone and attended multiple Zone Institutes. He was trained as a facilitator for the “Rotary Leadership Institute” and facilitated these programs for several years. He also served as an Assistant Governor in District 5450 for six “downtown” Denver clubs.

Steve received a BA Degree in Economics from the College of Wooster, Ohio and an MBA Degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His employment career was in various Financial and Operations positions in Ohio, Washington, D.C., and Colorado. He was an independent Contract CFO for several years and retired in 2010 as CFO for a 100-person privately held architecture firm in Denver.

District Governor Elect
Julie Johnson Haffner
Rotary Club of Loveland, CO

Julie, a professional fund raiser and a Colorado native, was one of the first women to join Rotary in northern Colorado. During her nearly 35 years as a Rotary member, she has served as an Assistant Governor in District 5440; President of the Rotary Club of Loveland (CO); an active member of several District committees; a trainer at PETS and a presenter at District assemblies and conferences. Julie is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society and a major donor.
Julie graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Consumer Sciences and a minor in business. She raised money for hospitals, a university system and a community foundation during her 40-plus year career as an executive director and certified fundraising executive.
After leaving full-time business, Julie created her consulting business, Blue Jewels LLC, to teach nonprofit organizations how to build their boards, grow their fundraising capacity and expand their leadership skills. Currently, she serves on the boards of the Children’s Museum of Northern Colorado and Sunrise Community Health. Julie is also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and PEO.
Julie is the mother of three adult daughters and “Mimi” to five young grandchildren. She is an accomplished hand-knitter as well as a “pretty-darn-good” country cook. When she isn’t seeing her kids, Julie travels to complete her goal of visiting every National Park in the United States. She is married to Gene Haffner, a proud Rotary spouse who is a Paul Harris Fellow, a member of the Paul Harris Society and her cowboy cha-cha dance partner. They live in Windsor, Colorado.


District Governor Nominee
Karen Morgan
Rotary Club of Fort Collins Foothills, CO

Karen initially joined Rotary in 1990 as a member of the Fort Collins Rotary Club in Colorado.  While in that club, she served as chair of several committees, including International Youth Exchange and Scholarships.  She resigned after several years to commute daily to Denver for work. 
She rejoined Rotary in 2014 as a member of the Fort Collins Foothills Club (CO) and has served in the roles of Board member, Club Secretary, Club President (2020-2021), as well as serving on the Fort Collins Peach Festival Committee.  Serving as President during the Covid “lock-down” was a true privilege.
She served as Assistant Governor for the Fort Collins clubs in District 5440 for a year before being nominated by her club and selected to serve as District Governor in 2025-2026. She is proud to be a Paul Harris Fellow and Sustaining Member.
Karen served as a senior executive in the credit union and health care industries with 45+ years’ experience in marketing and communications, people development, strategic planning, and operations. Today, she consults part-time with non-profits and organizations in communications, fundraising and issues management.
Karen currently serves on the boards for SummitStone Health Partners (the community behavioral health center for Larimer County, Colorado); the Mental Health Substance Use Alliance of Larimer County; and Western Colorado University’s Mountaineer Football Alumni Association.  Karen holds a B.A. degree from Colorado State University.
Karen is married to Dick Morgan, a retired high school educator and coach in Fort Collins, Colorado.  They have two adult children (no in-laws or “grands” yet).  Dick and Karen are avid sports enthusiasts and enjoy traveling. And you’ll often find Karen swinging a golf club for fun.
Rotary District 5440 elects it's District Governors three years in advance of their service year.  This adds continuity to the District Leadership which in turn provides better support for our clubs.

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