Stephanie A. Urchick, President-elect 2024-2025
Stephanie A. Urchick, a prominent member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, Pennsylvania, recently concluded her successful career in 2022 as a partner and Chief Operating Officer of Doctors At Work LLC, a renowned consulting and training company. With her impressive academic background, Urchick holds a doctorate in leadership studies, which she earned from the esteemed Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Urchick is deeply engaged in her local community, actively serving on various boards and committees. Her commitment to service and outstanding contributions have garnered recognition from esteemed organizations such as Zonta International and the Sons of the American Revolution. Through her dedication and involvement, Urchick has made a positive impact on the community she serves and continues to inspire others with her leadership and expertise.
Stephanie A. Urchick has been an active Rotarian since 1991, initially joining the home club of Past RI President Chuck Keller, who became her mentor and source of inspiration. Throughout her Rotary journey, Urchick has held significant leadership roles, including serving as a Rotary Foundation trustee and RI director. Her commitment to Rotary has been evident in various capacities, such as being a training leader, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and RI president’s representative. Furthermore, she has made valuable contributions as a representative and member-at-large in multiple sessions of the Council on Legislation.
Urchick’s dedication extends beyond her roles in Rotary governance. She has actively served on various Rotary committees, including the Election Review Committee and Operations Review Committee. Notably, she has chaired the Rotary Strategic Planning Committee and played an instrumental role in leading The Rotary Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Committee.
With a passion for international service, Urchick has participated in numerous projects worldwide. She has been involved in National Immunization Days in India and Nigeria, collaborated with clubs in Vietnam to support the construction of a primary school, and traveled to the Dominican Republic to install water filters. As a speaker of several Slavic languages, she has mentored new Rotary members in Ukraine and coordinated a Rotary Foundation grant project to provide mammography equipment and a biopsy unit for a hospital in Poland.
Currently, Urchick is actively involved in fostering partnerships between Rotary clubs and districts in the United States with clubs in Kosovo, Albania, and Ukraine, focusing on humanitarian and educational services.
Her vision for Rotary’s future is ambitious, aiming to bring in 100,000 new members by 2024-25. She firmly believes that the true essence of Rotary lies within its clubs, where individuals passionately serve their communities. Urchick advocates for creating irresistible club experiences, where people find value and are inspired to create positive change within themselves, their communities, and the world.
Recognizing the importance of supporting The Rotary Foundation, Urchick has become a Major Donor and a member of the Bequest Society, demonstrating her commitment to Rotary’s philanthropic endeavors.