General Chairman Harvey Whitley
Lion Harvey Whitley has been a Lion for 33 years and is currently a member of the Greater Monroe Lions Club, Monroe, NC. He was elected to a two-year term as International Director in June, 2012 in Busan Korea. During his time on the Board, he served on the Finance and Headquarters Operations Committee and served as Chairperson of that committee 2013-2014.
Lion Harvey has served as District Governor, Council Chairperson, and President of the North Carolina Lions Foundation. During Campaign SightFirst II, he served as Sector Coordinator for MD 31. He has served as an Area Global Membership Leader, a member of ALLI Faculty, and a DGE Seminar Leader. He has served in various positions on the USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Planning Committee and is Chairperson of the 2020 Louisville Forum.
Lion Harvey has been recognized with the District Governor of Excellence Award. He has earned the Club Extension Award and LEO Club Extension Award. He is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and has received six International Presidents Awards, the International Presidents Leadership Award, and numerous International Presidents Certificates of Appreciation. Lion Harvey has been recognized as an Ambassador of Good Will, the highest recognition bestowed by the Association.
Lion Harvey is a native of Kannapolis, NC and a retired financial advisor. He is a chemistry graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and received his MBA from USC-Columbia. Married to Lion Diane, also a Past Council Chairperson, they have two children and three grandchildren. Diane and Harvey are both members of the North Carolina Lions Hall of Fame. Diane and Harvey are also commissioned “Kentucky Colonels”.