Vicki Puliz
Vicki Puliz
Rotary International President Representative
 
 
District 5190 Governor 2013-2014
 
Vicki Puliz is a native of Nevada, raised on working cattle ranches north of Reno while she attended public schools in Reno.  After completing high school, Vicki attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration before returning home to Reno.

Vicki’s career started as a commercial lighting representative, then migrated to the electrical wholesale business and finally to Electro-Tech, Inc., an electrical contracting company she helped found with two partners. 

Joining Sparks Rotary in 1992 as the club’s first female member, Vicki enjoyed associating with business and community leaders and making a positive difference in the community. 

After 15 years of operating Electro-Tech, the company was transitioned to a publicly traded entity; Vicki retired to spend more time educating children at Mountain View Montessori School, as well as other youth sports activities and school groups.

Vicki served as president of Sparks Rotary in 2004-2005.  After completing her year as club president, she became involved in the District 5180/5190 RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program, serving as camp co-director for RYLA in 2006, its inaugural year at Grizzly Creek Ranch.  In addition to the RYLA program, Vicki also became involved in the District Rotary Youth Exchange program as her daughter Kate prepared for a year abroad in Chile during 2007.

Vicki served as District Chair for Youth Services/New Generations Service from 2009 through 2012 and worked with programs in her District for people under the age of 30 including Rotaract, RYLA, Interact and RYE, with a special focus on youth protection and ethics. She also helped create and build the successful Rotary Eighth Grade Leadership program.

Vicki and her husband Tim are blessed with a blended family of seven children and six grandchildren.  Two of their children, Amy Jordan of Camarillo, California and Ryan Puliz of Reno, Nevada, are Rotarians.

Additional members of the family include three Rotary Youth Exchange daughters:  Camila Rubino of Araraquara, Brazil; Andrea Aviles Ibarra of Yucatan, Mexico; and Bernardita Reyes of Santiago, Chile.

Vicki and Tim participated in a National Immunization Day for Polio in northern India in 2009, and RYLA for District 9100 in Benin, Africa, in 2011.

Vicki is a member of the Paul Harris Society since 2005. Tim and Vicki are Major Donors to the Rotary Foundation.