Daytona Beach, FL., July 15, 2022 — Deanna Hinsz of DeLand, Florida, is the new President of Toastmasters at Twelve, Daytona Beach. Toastmasters International is the world’s leading organization devoted to communication and leadership skills development. Hinsz assumed the one-year term at an event held on June 21.

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A lifelong entrepreneur, Hinsz is the owner of CarbonSilk, a boutique digital marketing and consulting agency. She helps entrepreneurs and small business owners take the chaos out of digital marketing and find the freedom they desire.  She is particularly focused on championing women, especially those who have a desire to create a life they love and on their terms. In her personal time, she enjoys time with her husband, visiting family and friends in Ohio and Montana, and volunteering for community projects.

Hinsz is a certified business coach and holds a degree in psychology from Youngstown State University. She also speaks nationally at digital marketing and women empowerment conferences. As a board member of MainStreet DeLand and The Good Samaritan Clinic, Hinsz values helping others in the community. 

Hinsz is a member of Toastmasters at Twelve and ACE Advanced Speakers Club in Central Florida. She is also a member of the Toastmasters Speakers Bureau in her district. 

“I was invited to visit Toastmasters several times but was afraid to walk in, even though I was comfortable speaking on topics that I was familiar with in front of large audiences,” Hinsz said. “Fear of the unknown can stop us from growing. Since joining Toastmasters, my understanding and confidence have grown as a speaker and a business professional. I’m honored to be elected as president and look forward to seeing each member continue to excel.”

As president, Hinsz is the highest-ranked officer in her club. She joins the following newly elected officers on the Toastmasters International 2022–2023 Executive Committee:

  • Debby Kerr-Henry, Vice President of Education
  • Brejoya Smarr, Vice President of Membership
  • Darleen Durante, Vice President of Public Relations
  • Dolores Bilia, Secretary
  • Eveline Kraljic, Treasurer
  • Robert Campbell, Sergeant at Arms

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

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