District Governor Nominee Designate Ted Faigle

Ted Faigle is District Governor Nominee for District 5000 which comprises the Hawaiian islands. Ted also serves as Chief of Staff and has been an Assistant Governor for the island of  Kauai in addition to District Social Media Chair. He also worked on the bid committee for the  Rotary International Convention to be re-scheduled for 2027 in Honolulu. And he is a graduate of the District 5000 Leadership Academy.  

He is a member of the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach. His passion is hands-on service projects to increase Rotary’s impact and visibility. In addition to club and multi-club projects on his island,  he has also participated in a district international service project in Bali, Indonesia. 

Ted is a Paul Harris Society, PolioPlus Society, and Legacy Society member. He joined Rotary eight years ago after relocating to Kauai from Massachusetts. 

Ted owns his own small business on Kauai doing online marketing for local clients, including web design, social media management, social media advertising, and local search engine optimization.  

Most of Ted’s career has been in the high-tech industry as a marketing executive and in IT  management consulting. He has worked at companies including Gartner and Hewlett-Packard  (HP). He began his career writing code and designing information systems at Deere &  Company, the farm equipment manufacturer.  

Ted and his husband, Rick Golba, have been together for thirty-one years. Rick is also the Past President of their club and serves on two district committees.