Our Governors

John MagerDistrict Governor 2023-24

John E. Mager


JOHN E. MAGER was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania where he was the oldest of ten children. He later moved to Wilmington, Delaware to attend college in 1968. John enlisted in the Delaware National Guard in 1970 where he was a member through 1976 and during which time graduated from the Delaware National Guard Noncommissioned Officer School. In 1972 he married my high school sweetheart, Monica Deitrich. They have two children and now have two grandchildren.

John graduated from Nativity B.V.M. High School in 1968. He attended Goldey Beacom Junior College in Wilmington, DE where he graduated with an Associates of Arts Degree in Accounting.

John joined Bumpers and Company, Certified Public Accountants in January 1970. He passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant exam in 1976 and was admitted as a partner of the firm in January 1978. In January 1999 he became the Managing Director of the firm and held that title until he retired from practice in 2015. John was a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants.

John is currently Treasurer and a Board Member of The Harry Cohen Foundation, a private foundation in Wilmington, Delaware. He is also a member of the Finance Council of The Church of the Holy Child in Wilmington and a member of the Investment Committee of The Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He is the past Treasurer of the Delaware Division of the American Cancer Society where in 1995, John received the St. George’s Medal for service.

John joined the Brandywine Naamans Rotary Club in 1979 where he had the privilege and honor to serve in various positions within the Club and later with Rotary International District 7630. Rotary has given John the opportunity to make friends and family up and down the Delmarva Peninsula.


Randy SmithDistrict Governor 2024-25

Randolph Smith


Randy Smith is the Past President of Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club, and presently in the District Leadership Chain as District Governor Nominee and District Governor for the year 2024-2025. He’s a retiree from P&G, and received his formal education, both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree, from The University of Maryland. Randy’s background is that of logistics and communication.

Randy says that his experience insofar as becoming a Rotarian has been one of great enjoyment and excitement. Like many Rotarians, he has served and been President of several boards such as The Knights of Columbus and the Rehoboth Senior Center. He also received the 2020-2021 Rotary Citation Award for his year as President.

DGN Smith states, “My desire is to work within our communities to foster greater awareness of what Rotary is all about. I believe we have the capability to help achieve the desires of our communities and for the good of all humanity. My wishes and hopes are to be a trailer-blazer; to be the first in opening doors for others.”

He likes to be called Randy and is most active in his community of Rehoboth but is available to any other communities that would need his assistance!


Dale KernsDistrict Governor 2025-26

Dale Kerns


Dale Kerns is a Past President of the Rotary Club of North East, a Past Youth Services Chairperson for the District and in 2021 – 2022 she served as the District 7630 District Trainer. Ms. Kerns is a faculty member for the Rotary Leadership Institute, a Sustaining Paul Harris Fellow and she and her husband are Benefactors and members of the Bequest Society. It’s no wonder that in December 2022 she was named at the District Governor Nominee Designate (2025 – 26)!

In other civic activities, she is a 20+ year 4 – H volunteer and instructor. Dale has served in all leadership roles of the Cecil County Classroom Teachers Association for 32 years. Additionally, she served for 10 years on the Cecil County Public Library Board of Trustees, and held various roles at Janes United Methodist Church in Rising Sun, MD.

Dale is a retired public School Counselor having worked 33 years in Cecil County, Maryland. In her bonus job she works for Youth Empowerment Source as an instructor in Social Emotional Learning with elementary age students.

Born in Washington, D.C., and growing up in Potomac, MD, she graduated from Towson State University with degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology. Her Master’s Degree from Loyola University of Maryland in School Counseling and she holds a graduate certificate from McDaniel College in Supervision and Administration.

Dale is married to Dr. Tim Kerns, an Epidemiologist, who is the Director of the Maryland Highway Safety Office. They have two adult children: Katy, a Fourth grade teacher in Cecil County and a son, Alex, a Deputy Sheriff in Cecil County.